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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – School administrators in St. Louis County are preparing for a possible flood of students from St. Louis city public schools, after a recent court ruling and no action to deal with the problem in the state legislature.

House Bill 763 died in committee, it would have given school districts some control over how many students they would be forced to admit from adjoining districts that are unaccredited.

Seventy-two-thousand students in the city and Riverview Gardens are eligible to transfer.

The situation has Parkway Schools worried, Superintendent Don Senti warned parents in a letter to contact their state lawmaker. But now our KMOX bureau in Jefferson City tells us this bill is dead and it’s too late to get anything more out of committee.

State Representative Rick Stream of Kirkwood tells KMOX he’s working on inserting some provisions of House Bill 763 into some other education bills that may still have a chance this week.


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