Missouri Consultants Release Plan For Unaccredited School Districts

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The Missouri Board of Education received the first draft of a plan for intervening in unaccredited school districts Monday from the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust. CEE-Trust’s study focused on the Kansas City Public School District, but says the recommendations could carry over into state intervention in other unaccredited districts.

The consultants say they focused on developing a public educational system unique to Kansas City, but one that incorporates successful models from successful urban schools throughout the nation.

The Education Department stresses that this draft plan is intends to give the State Board of Education and the department a well-researched plan for intervention, rather than a “takeover.” The plan outlines some a structure that gives individual schools more autonomy and more control over their budgets, staffing and educational programming.

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