New bill designed to control student transfers from failing schools
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.