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Missouri schools could receive six million dollars for taking in Gulf Coast students

February 27, 2006
By: Josh Kranzberg
State Capital Bureau

Missouri schools could receive six million dollars for taking in Gulf Coast students.

Josh Kranzberg has more from the state Capitol.

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After Hurricane Katrina, more than 1,000 students traveled to Missouri to continue their education. Now, the federal government plans to pay back the state. Public and private schools in Missouri could receive up to six thousand dollars a student. Education department spokesperson, Craig Rector

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Contents: "Basically this money is sent to the state based on student counts we are taking here at the state department on four different days in this school year. Then in turn, we'll send the money down to the school districts once we get the money from the federal government based on their student counts."

The Hurricane Education Recovery Act was signed into law by President Bush back in December. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg.