New bill designed to control student transfers from failing schools

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Missouri senate passed a bill designed to control student transfers from failing schools.

Under the legislation, education officials would accredit individual schools in addition to districts.

Students attending a struggling school could move to a better one within their home district.

They could transfer to another district, only if they are attending a failing school within an unaccredited district and can’t get into a higher performing school in that district.

The unaccredited district would pay at least some of the tuition.

The bill now moves to the house.