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Buster the Bus teaches bus safety

During a brief afternoon rain shower, bus driver Laurena Talavedra helps kindergarten students board the school bus for a short ride around the block after a presentation in the gym on the do's and don'ts of riding the bus, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at McKelvey Elementary School in Maryland Heights. School starts in Parkway on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Photo by Hillary Levin,

It appears that some are under the assumption that there may have been a cut in education funding. There have been no cuts, just a reduction in the rate of increased spending.

Those who worry about a school’s finances can always contribute out of their own pocket. Adopt a school or classroom. If that is not an option, then how about volunteering your services to reduce the economic burden to a school or school system.

Steve Burkard • Ballwin