COLUMBIA — Gov. Jay Nixon visited Fairview Elementary School Wednesday morning to rally for the veto of House Bill 253 one final time. On Wednesday, the Missouri House of Representatives rejected a motion to override the governor's veto of the bill.
“It is always a pleasure to visit one of Missouri’s excellent, excellent schools,” Nixon said.
He congratulated Fairview students and teachers on having such a high Missouri School Improvement Program 5 score and for their constant hard work toward being one of the leading elementary schools in the state.
Nixon then talked with the students about why education is important to him — sharing that his mother had been a teacher at Fairview — and why it should be important to them as well.
“You can’t be for House Bill 253 and education,” Nixon said. The governor emphasized that the veto of HB 253 could prevent funding cuts for public education.
After Nixon’s visit to the school, he headed to Jefferson City, where the outcome of the HB 253 was decided.
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