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Billionaires Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have donated $10 million to help fund a new School of Music building at the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus.
The district says it’s to keep class sizes small, keep pace with teacher salaries, open a new elementary school, and renovate Moss Field, which hasn’t been upgraded since 1948.
The 10,000-square-foot farm is a first for the area. The cold weather has delayed the project a bit, but this week, construction on the greenhouse begins.
Even if the district thinks about a tax increase for next year, it won’t stop this year’s cuts, which include up to 45 teachers, all tutors, no more library books, band instruments, swimming pools or clubs, and no more school buses for kids within a 3-mile walk of their school.
The Granite City School District has a measure on the April 7 ballot calling for a property tax increase to maintain current academic standards.