St. Louis Senator William Clay proposes St. Louis City students who flunk a grade must attend summer school. From Jefferson City, Tristin Yeager for KMOX news. The St. Louis Democratic Senator introduced an amendment to the latest desegregation bill in the Senate Education Committee. The amendment would require students who don't meet grade level standards to attend summer school. Clay says the school district is a mess.
Clay says that for him, the cost of the programs is not an issue.
Clay introduced an amendment to the Senate Education Committee that would establish a seven member board. Board members would reside in the subdistrict they represent but would be elected by all citizens of St. Louis City. Clay says the St. Louis school system is in need of reform.
The creation of a new school board is one part of the amendment Clay introduced.