Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.
Interim Superintendent Norm Ridder says teachers have left for higher paying jobs in the Lindbergh and Rockwood school districts.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed a $26 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for public K-12 schools.
The bill calls for an expansion of a virtual school option for students who have been in an unaccredited school for at least one semester.
Eleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.
Ferguson could see a majority of black council members after Tuesday’s election.
At least three southwest Missouri school districts are considering switching to four-day weeks to save money, improve student engagement and retrain teachers.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District has hired a Harvard-trained educator who leads a rural North Carolina school system as its next superintendent.
School officials concerned about students being waylaid by protests are asking a St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes are not in session to announce whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be indicted.