State board of education rips school transfer bill

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Members of the state board of education strongly criticized the school transfer bill that sits on Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but they stopped short of recommending the governor veto the measure.

Nixon has said he will give the bill careful consideration before deciding whether to sign it or veto it, as he did with a similar bill put before him last year.

Board members expressed particular displeasure with provisions that would allow increased enrollment in virtual schools, with public money covering the tuition.

The provisions are designed to allow more options for students attending unaccredited schools, but board members said they worry about how to hold those virtual schools accountable.

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