Mo Senate continues discussing school transfer bill

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(KTVI) – Missouri State Representative Joshua Peters called for a closed session in the House to discuss a Senate bill dealing with students transferring from unaccredited districts. The closed session was on Wednesday, April 30.

In a news release, Peters emphasized the importance of the discussion and the reason he called for a closed session of Senate Bill 493.

“This is a vitally important discussion that shouldn’t involve lobbyists or interest groups or any of the external influences that too often drive education discussions away from what really matters – the best interests of our young people. Instead, we need to sit down together as a legislative body and have an honest, thorough dialogue about what we can do to ensure every child in Missouri receives a quality education,” Peters said in the news release.

Peters said in the release that the discussion of students transferring from unaccredited districts is a serious one and he would like to see “less meddling from special interests and more serious legislating.”

To read the bill: http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723589

For more information: http://www.abc17news.com/news/state-rep-calls-closed-session-for-school-transfer-bill/25744940

For previous Fox 2 coverage of school transfer law: https://fox2now.com/2014/01/12/revisiting-the-missouri-school-transfer-program/