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As interest rates have plunged, so too has interest revenue for school districts' operating funds. Some examples:

  Fiscal 2008 Fiscal 2011
Francis Howell $2.2 million $157,855
Hazelwood $2.5 million $128,511
Kirkwood $1.1 million $96,000
Ladue $965,412 $50,261
Lindbergh $1.1 million $346,000
Parkway $2.8 million $1.4 million
Rockwood $2.4 million $93,473
St. Charles $1.1 million $128,540
St. Louis $4.9 million $218,311

Source: Area school districts