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House passes bill dealing with unaccredited school districts

Date: April 30, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri House came one step closer to addressing unaccredited schools in St. Louis and Kansas City Wednesday night
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Wrap: A key provision of the measure would limit transfer of some students to another school within their current district if the school is accredited.

Kirkwood Republican Representative Rick Stream said keeping students within the district is good for the students.

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Description: What would you want for your children and grandchildren? You would want those children to have access to a high-quality education somewhere else than the buildings they are in in those unaccredited school districts.

Opponents said the bill did not do enough to help failing schools.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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The legislative effort to address student transfers out of unaccredited districts took another step forward in the Missouri House Wednesday night.
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Wrap: The bill would restrict the right of students to transfer out of unaccredited school districts, but it would provide a right for vouchers to private schools in some cases.   

Democratic Representative Jill Schupp said the legislature had its priorities wrong.

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Description: Quit holding our kids hostage to an ide about vouchers when we are supposed to be resolving the issue of transferring kids and making sure kids in unaccredited districts get a great public education.

The bill now heads to a conference committee where the House and Senate can work out their differences.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.  


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