Missouri committee plans hearing on student transfers

Friday, August 16, 2013 | 2:42 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Student transfers out of struggling Missouri school districts will be on the docket for a fall meeting of the legislature's Joint Committee on Education.

Committee leaders say they want to hear possible solutions. Chairman Mike Lair, a Republican House member from Chillicothe, says the committee has the chance to examine the issue, consider possible response and propose a solution to fellow lawmakers.

The joint committee plans to hold a hearing Oct. 1.

The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a state law that allows students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to an accredited district. There has been rancor in the St. Louis area where the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts are unaccredited.

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