Department of Education unveils proposal to avoid loss of accreditation for school districts.
The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.
Only one board member cast a dissenting vote, making the analogy it was like handing someone a pistol and ask them to kill themselves.
The vote came Thursday morning during a special meeting at the district’s headquarters.
Parents are angry because they see their district as worsening after an exodus of students from the unaccredited district over the summer.
“My heart goes out to those two superintendents who started July 1st. They’ve been on the job roughly six weeks and obviously they have a very challenging situation.”
The governor says there are some ways improve Missouri education but he is leaving it up to state legislators and will not call them into a special session, as some have suggested he do.
Missouri school districts are getting a first look at how they’ll rank under changes to the state’s accreditation formula.
No accreditation changes planned with current data, however.
To achieve accreditation, the crime laboratory had to demonstrate that it met or exceeded the highest established standards for forensic laboratories.