KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Students in the soon-to-be unaccredited Kansas City School District will be able to transfer to accredited schools starting in January.

On Thursday, the district announced how the process will work.

The district is responding to a state law that requires unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation to send students living within their boundaries to accredited schools in the same or an adjoining county. Litigation over the law is ongoing.

Kansas City says students must have attended district schools for two full semesters before becoming eligible to transfer. The district also says it will pay transportation costs only to send students to four adjoining districts — Center, Independence, North Kansas City and Raytown.

Payments will be made to accredited districts on a monthly basis.

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