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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show which programs saw funding restrictions


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) saw expenditure restriction by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson due to revenue loss from COVID-19.

This announcement was made on Monday, April 20.

Now a memo from the DESE shows which parts were restricted, by how much and the impact:

  • Supplemental Appropriation – Foundation Formula Prior Year Recalculation restricted amount: $15,865,787
    • With these restrictions, the Foundation Formula Prior Year Correction for FY19 will be paid out at an SAT of approximately$6,291 instead of the full SAT of $6,308.
  • Transportation: restricted amount: $7,100,000
    • With this restriction it will cause an estimated 2.4% reduction in transportation funding for FY20.
  • K-3 Reading Assessment: restricted amount: $166,141
    • This funding would have been used for end-of-year dyslexia screening of students in school districts using the “Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen.” and for training on the use fo the screening tool.
  • Missouri Scholars and Fine Arts Academies restricted amount: $266,750
    • No additional effect will occur because of this withholding because the Missouri Scholars and Missouri Fine Arts Academies were previously canceled for the summer.
  • Missouri Preschool Program Early Learning Quality Assurance Report restricted amount: $200,000
    • Since Quality Assurance Report (QAR) pilot activities facilities are temporarily closed the impact will be minimal.

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