Missouri Department of Education
Missouri Dept. of Education seeks public input on handling unaccredited school situations.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced this week that the testing revisions will take effect next school year and shave $3.5 million from the testing budget.
Missouri education officials say it’s in the best interest of students transferring from unaccredited to accredited school districts to do so at the beginning of the school year.
A spokes person for the district said for the partial month of August the total to be paid to other districts is $750,000.
A spokeswoman says the total for about three weeks in August, for 544 students in 14 schools, is $398,400.
“What’s on the table right now is we can install a special administrative board, we can break up the district and give it to other districts, or even close down the district”
Cathy Cartier will represent the state at the national competition.
The Education Department is seeking a waver which is allowed but first they want to know what you think.