Nearly every speaker asked the House Interim Committee on Education to devote more money for the state’s schools.
A move Thursday night by the Kirkwood City Council has those living near a proposed development concerned.
The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri said Thursday that the five families mulling a suit against the Mehlville district have received suitable school assignments.
District Chief Financial Officer Ennis Moss says transportation will cost about $601,000 per year. He says it was a decision the district had to make quickly.
More than 2,600 students decided to transfer from the unaccredited Riverview Gardens and Normandy districts to better-performing districts.
Most parents were supportive of the plan, including resident John Davidson who handed Williams a $100 check to help the incoming students with transportation and other needs.
Both the NAACP and a small group of parents have planned lawsuits against the districts for turning down some students.
Boys Hope Girls Hope Director Brian Hipp said last night that the vote represented an “embarrassing day” for Brentwood.
Ellen Edman and her neighbors fear the plan could lead to the bulldozing of a dozen homes, including four in the North Taylor Historic District.
A lottery on Friday will determine whether they get their first choices or not.