S&P Gives Schools an A

Shields, Yvette
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/3/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32373, p35
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The article focuses on the report from the Standard & Poor's Securities Inc. on the stable environment of school district ratings in Missouri. The report shows that the finances of the school districts have held out the past cuts in education funding and the economic downturn of the state. The positive rating movement of the school districts was credited to many of the reasons that are factored into the respective rating of each district.


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