Hearing Set in Bid to Block KC Student Transfers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Jackson County judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on efforts by suburban school districts to block transfers of students from the Kansas City district when it loses accreditation Jan. 1.

The five districts are seeking an order putting any transfers on hold until questions about transportation, tuition and eligibility are resolved.

Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay to send students to accredited districts within the same or an adjoining county. The petition by officials in Blue Springs, Independence, Lee’s Summit, North Kansas City and Raytown says Kansas City’s plans for covering the costs are vague and inadequate.

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