Standard & Poor’s this week announced it had raised the ratings on 11 school districts in Missouri and Wisconsin following a review based on revised credit criteria for smaller districts.

The agency also affirmed the rating on one Wisconsin district. All the districts carry a stable outlook. “The upgrades follow our review of school districts across the Midwest, particularly in light of criteria published in 2008 reflecting our views of smaller or more remote communities,” analyst Jane Ridley wrote.

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