O'FALLON, Mo. (KSDK) – Gov. Jay Nixon visited Fort Zumwalt High School Wednesday to tout his "Good Schools, Good Jobs" plan, which is aimed at reducing class sizes and upping access to early childhood education.
Nixon's 2015 budget proposal calls for a $278 million increase in funding for K-12. This would increase Fort Zumwalt Public Schools' funding by more than $6.4 million. A press release from Nixon's office claims this would allow the district to hire 50 more teachers.
"Our mission here at Fort Zumwalt is to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will help them thrive in work and in life – and that is exactly what Governor Nixon's proposal will help us do," said Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District in a news release. "By helping us reduce class sizes, purchase new technology and expand access to early childhood education, Governor Nixon's 'Good Schools, Good Jobs' plan will make a big difference for students today, and pay substantial dividends for this community in the future."