Debate over School Transfer Law Intensifies

State education officials have been holding public sessions to hear from school families affected by a state law that allows students to transfer to other school districts if their district is unaccredited. An article this week in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on one such hearing held at Normandy High School. Normandy is paying about $15 million in tuition and transportation for about 1,000 students who have transferred and this cost threatens to bankrupt the district by spring. The student transfer issue promises to take center stage during the upcoming 2014 session of the Missouri General Assembly, which convenes January 8.



Posted: December 13, 2013

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