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      Missouri school funding gap hits some more than others

      A report released Wednesday says the state is underfunding public school districts by $656 million this year.

      A state funding shortfall is hitting some Missouri school districts harder than others.

      A report released Wednesday by the Missouri Budget Project says the state is underfunding public school districts by $656 million this year. That's based on the amount called for under a 2005 law that re-wrote Missouri's school funding formula.

      The report says the shortfall amounts to about $700 per student on a statewide basis. But those figures vary widely by district.

      The largest discrepancy is a $978 per student at the Potosi School District in Washington County in rural eastern Missouri. The smallest state funding gap is a $34 per student shortfall at the Clayton district in St. Louis County.

      A budget plan pending in the Missouri House would narrow but not eliminate the funding shortfall.

      To see how the schools in your area fare, click on this link.

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