Missouri Board of Education restores classification
Reining in the expensive Missouri school transfer law could see some changes coming from the state legislature this year.
Rep. Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, will hear from education officials from across the state in Jefferson City on Tuesday afternoon, including the heads of failing districts in St. Louis.
The public meeting will be at 6 p.m. July 11 at the Francis Howell Central High School gym.
The Missouri Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to let the St. Louis public school district shed its “unaccredited” label, a move that makes it no longer subject to a state law allowing students to transfer to better-performing districts.
The Jordan Danielle King-Willmann lawsuit is among at least four stemming from a Missouri law allowing students from unaccredited districts to transfer to accredited districts.
A Jackson County judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on efforts by suburban school districts to block transfers of students