Gov. Nixon stumps for his “Good Schools, Good Jobs” plan

JAY NIXON - File

FENTON, MO (KPLR) – Governor Jay Nixon was on the stump Monday morning in the Rockwood School District touting his plan for “Good Schools, Good Jobs” plan that aims to fully fund Missouri’s K-12 foundation formula by 2016. The plan calls for school districts to be able to have the funding to offer one-on-one technology programs and to provide full day kindergarten programs to low income families.

Nixon has proposed $278 million increase in funding for fiscal year 2015 for K-12, stating that “Missouri is already a low tax state with the sixth-lowest taxes in the nation and a better tax climate than any of our neighbors”.

Under Nixon’s plan the Rockwood School District would see an increase in funding of over $5 million dollars, providing an increase of using technology for classroom instruction.

Nixon further said, the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, Missouri was one of only five states to receive an ‘A’ grade for its tax climate and economic diversity. No states bordering Missouri received an ‘A’ grade for tax climate.

To read the full report click on Ball State.

To see a district by district summary of the estimated impact of Nixon’s 2015 budget, click on school funding.

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