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Parents raise more than $600,000 to help make up for local school district cuts

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Parents in the Lindbergh School District raised more than $600,000 to help the district cope with cuts and losses in funding.

The money was raised in a variety of ways by several parent-teacher organizations throughout the district and given as a gift for the 2016-17 school year.

"We don't ask for money just to ask, we ask because there are genuine needs," says Erica Hoffman from the Sperreng Middle school Parent Teacher Organization.

Hoffman's group recently donated $20,000 to buy new furniture and laptops for the school library.

"There are so many things we would not have in this district without our parents, " says superintendent Dr. Jim Simpson.

Several years ago, parents started organizing events such as trivia nights and bake sales to raise money as a way to counter declines in funding for education.

In the past five years, the PTO's have given over $2.7 million to Lindbergh Schools.

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