Senate Committee Considers Changes To Missouri’s School Transfer Law

Legislation to revamp Missouri’s student transfer law, which is causing conflicts in St. Louis and Kansas City, was presented before the Senate Education Committee.

School districts in St. Louis are seeing dramatic effects as a result of students transferring from their previous school district that was deemed unaccredited by the state to nearby districts that have retained their accreditation. Kansas City will see the effects of the state’s school transfer law next year when students begin their move from unaccredited to accredited districts.

Each of the five bills presented Wednesday would require school districts to adopt policies on class size and student-teacher ratios, which would be taken into account before students could transfer from a failing district to an accredited one.

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