St. Louis Co. Judge Rules Against Transfers in Turner Vs. Clayton

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A St. Louis County circuit court judge has ruled against plaintiffs in a sweeping case that could have triggered an exodus of thousands of children from failing St. Louis Schools.

The ruling was issued this morning in the Turner vs. Clayton case by Judge David Lee Vincent III in favor of the Clayton school district.

Under the ruling, students from unaccredited school districts would not have the right to transfer to better school districts for free.

The Missouri attorney general’s office plans to appeal and seek a ruling in the state Supreme Court. In a written statement, Chris Koster said the case “presents one of the most important questions for public education in Missouri today.”

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