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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been re-distributing state funds according to its own formula, not the statutory “foundation formula.”  When this prospect was on the horizon, observers predicted that those getting the short end of the stick would sue DESE to stop their behavior.  But no suit has emerged.

One legislator speculated that the reason that the St. Louis Public Schools – which is losing about $11.5 million in the scheme – hasn’t sued is because they’re worried that an adversarial relationship with DESE could negatively impact their provisional accreditation.


Originally in March 26 MOScout.