St. Louis Public Radio News
1:23 pm
Mon March 24, 2003

Cutting Summer School Incentives Would Save Mo. Money

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers are considering a new way to save the state $91 million by ending tax incentives that encourage schools to expand summer classes.

School lobbyists say if such incentives go away, districts would cut some summer school programs and children would suffer.

More than 90% of Missouri's school districts offered summer school this past year; and nearly one of every three student in the state was enrolled.