House OKs releasing local funding with additional money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois House has endorsed a partial spending plan that frees up $1.9 billion for local governments, but also adds money for public safety in a compromise with Gov. Bruce Rauner. Language that releases already-collected tax money for cities and counties for road upkeep and emergency-dispatch services passed Wednesday and moves…

State Awards Jennings School District Full Accreditation

Jennings, MO  (KTRS)  Jennings School District is making the grade. At  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, DESE awarded full accreditation to the Jennings School District. This comes after Jennings met full accreditation standards for two consecutive years.  As a result, Jennings students who met 57 percent of…

MU Creates New Office For Civil Rights & Title IX

Columbia, MO  (KTRS)  The University of Missouri has a new resource for dealing with discrimination. On Wednesday, Garnett Stokes, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the  University of Missouri,  announced the creation of a new Office for Civil Rights & Title IX. This new office will centralize reports and investigations of discrimination on…