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St. Louis superintendent testifies before House committee

February 15, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

The head of the St. Louis School District told his plans for the future of the district last night/Tuesday night in the Capitol Building in Jefferson City. Aaron Cummins has more--

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Superintendent Cleveland Hammons testified to a House Education Committee that he's confident about the future.

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Contents: Hammons says the district has the people and the confidence to be successful.

Hammons says he thinks the community plays an important role in improving schools.

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Contents: Hammons says technology assistance from corporations is necessary to improve St. Louis schools.

The St. Louis district has two years to meet state requirements-- or it faces loss of accreditation.

From Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


The St. Louis School District superintendent told a group of lawmakers his plans for improving schools last night/Tuesday night in Jefferson City. Aaron Cummins has more--

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Superintendent Cleveland Hammons testified before a House Education Committee on the future of St. Louis' schools.

Hammons says the community will play a large role in that-- and he says he'd even like to see the local newspaper help out.

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Hammons says he's asked many corporations to donate volunteer time and money to help out the struggling school district.

The district faces loss of accreditation if it doesn't meet state standards in the next two years.

From the capitol, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.