Missouri House to debate allowing student transfers to private schools

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – A possible solution to the school transfer troubles. The Missouri House could debate a bill this week that would allow students to transfer to non-religious, private schools.

Unaccredited districts would then pay the private school tuition using local tax revenue. Current law requires struggling districts to pay for students to attend better-performing public schools.


  • Cit Riverview

    Privet schools will cherry pick students. This will leaving the city public schools to take the dregs of the system who will occupy a desk until they reach 16 years old. The privets will have these kids take test for admission and the bulk of them will fail. Hence they will stay in the failing system.

    • rose

      Cit-I agree- private schools will pick and choose because they can. I don’t understand how it would be any cheaper for the State this way, You have tuition either way, but don’t they have to bus the students to a private school also? Seems this only adds one more place they have to bus students.

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