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Susan Pendergrass
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School finance policy is a foundational component of public education that directly affects all of Missouri’s students and classrooms.

In the 2017–18 school year, just over $12.5 billion dollars were spent on public education in Missouri. Approximately one-third of this was financed from state coffers via a funding formula that distributes state dollars to each of the 518 school districts in the state. There are still significant cracks in the foundation of the formula that must be addressed. This workshop highlights these problems and provides recommendations for student-centered reforms that promote fairness, transparency, and local autonomy. School finance policy is more than just complex formulas and calculations—it’s a foundational component of public education that directly affects all of Missouri’s students and classrooms.

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LOCATION

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Millennium Student Center

Century Room C

1 University Blvd.

Saint Louis, MO 63121

 

PARKING

Millennium Student Center Garage North at 26 Arnold B Grobman Dr, St. Louis, MO 63121

 

Workshop program

About the Author

Susan Pendergrass
Director of Research and Education Policy

Susan Pendergrass was Vice President of Research and Evaluation for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools before joining the Show-Me Institute. Prior to coming to the National Alliance, Susan was a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush administration and a senior research scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics during the Obama administration. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University.