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St. Louis Special School Board Stays

April 16, 1996
By: Kelly Just
State Capital Bureau

Members of the St. Louis Special School Board will not be removed from office by the legislature, at least for the time being. Kelly Just has the story from the state capital.

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The Missouri House has voted against accepting a bill that would let lawmakers get rid of the St. Louis Special School Board and start over with a whole new board.

Debate focused on the issue of government stepping in and taking power away from a group elected by the public.

Representative Gary Witt says it's not right to remove elected officials from office without giving them a chance to defend themselves.

Actuality:Gary Witt
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Contents: Witt says it's wrong to kick elected people out of office and get rid of them without first considering individual performance. He says it's not write to judge a board based on past history.

This issue is not dead.

Representatives have sent the bill back to a House and Senate committee to work out another compromise on the St. Louis Special Schools bill.

From the State Capital, I'm Kelly Just.