As state lawmakers have come back to Jefferson City, some school administrators are hoping there can be some agreement on budget numbers this year. Scott Taveau is the Superintendant of the Liberty School District – one of the districts that sued Governor Bob Holden when he withheld nearly $200-Million in public education last July. Holden claimed he did not believe Republican revenue estimates. Taveau wants lawmakers and the Governor to agree on what the revenue estimate for the next school year will be. Judy Hedrick with the Lee’s Summit School District, another litigant in the unsuccessful suit against the Governor, says one revenue number both sides can agree to would certainly help schools know what’s coming – good, bad, or otherwise. Both Taveau and Hedrick say they are not overly optimistic there will be any agreement for the fiscal year 2005 budget.
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