The state’s elementary and secondary schools are waiting out it, hoping to learn soon whether some of their funding will be withheld in an effort to deal with the state’s budget woes. Governor Bob Holden has said he’ll have to make the cuts unless the Legislature approves the sale of tobacco securitization bonds. Brent Ghan with the Missouri School Boards Association says public schools have been happy to avoid cuts, so far. Ghan says the school boards are not taking sides in the dispute over tobacco securitization they’re just hoping the budget problems are solved soon.