Tiffany Anderson heads the Jennings School District close to Ferguson on the outskirts of St. Louis, Missouri. She's a budget hawk, and she has to be to save money in her low-income district.
She stretches money in the most creative ways, including serving as one of the district's morning crossing guards.
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