Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon last week signed a $219 million supplement to the fiscal 2013 budget that provides funding for education and other services.
The bill provides $40 million for school districts. “I appreciate the work of the General Assembly to get this bill to my desk, and look forward to continuing to work with them to maintain our fiscal discipline and invest in our children’s future,” Nixon said in a statement.
The bill also allocates additional federal funds to assist with a home- and community-based services program and resources to fully fund placement and treatment services for children in the state’s care and custody. The bill primarily relies on additional federal dollars but about $23 million will come from state coffers.