Letter to the Editor

School funding needs to be equal across the state

Friday, May 16, 2003

To the editor:

According to facts from the Internet and other sources, we have found that our school district is under a huge budget cut. We have been directly affected through sports activities, business projects and homework, as well as through cuts of extra teachers and coaches. When Gov. Bob Holden stated that nearly $260 million statewide would be cut from public schools, our local school district took action which has hindered our education and extracurricular activities.

We are concerned about the way the money is being distributed throughout the state. We have found that schools with more money, such as those in the St. Louis area, are receiving more money per students than schools in Southeast Missouri. We believe the state should develop a better plan to distribute the smaller amount of money to all schools.JESSICA ESTES


Scott City