Senate School Transfer Debate Shifts to Disadvantaged African-American Youth
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Senate School Transfer Debate Shifts to Disadvantaged African-American Youth

Date: February 23, 2015
By: Jill Ornitz
State Capitol Bureau

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A Senate debate revolving around school transfer legislation shifted to a discussion of diverting funds to serve disadvanted African-American adolescents
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Wrap: St. Louis County Democratic Senator Gina Walsh proposed an amendment that would prevent funds from the voter approved Children's Fund of St. Louis County from being diverted for other purposes without an additional vote.

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Description: "I do not like when we go around the people who sent us up here. I'm sorry, I just don't like it."

Fellow St. Louis Democrat Maria-Chapelle Nadal opposed the amendment, saying it would take away funding from underprivileged communitites that need it.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.

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Two St. Louis Democratic Senators clashed on an amendment to a school transfer bill.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Democratic Senator Gina Walsh proposed an amendment to a school transfer bill that would prevent money from the voter-established Children's Fund of St. Louis County from being diverted for other purposes without an additional vote. Fellow St. Louis Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal said a required vote would take away funding from communities that need it.

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Description: "What we do in our language is create another board strictly to deal with children who are in unaccredited school districts. And we want to ensure that these kids get wrap-around services. This state cannot afford to have another Michael Brown, period."

The amendment to prevent the diversion was defeated upon a vote.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.


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