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August 22, 2011

Stop ignoring key provision in Missouri education law

Kate Casas

But it is a lesser-known and never-enforced section of the act that has become the center of the education debate in Missouri.

This section, a consumer protection law of sorts, states:

"The board of education of each district in this state that does not maintain an accredited school pursuant to the authority of the state board of education ... shall pay the tuition of and provide transportation ... for each pupil resident therein who attends an accredited school in another district of the same or an adjoining county."

The act provides important relief under law for children living in unaccredited school districts by providing them with a mechanism for escaping their failing schools and enrolling in successful ones.

There currently are two unaccredited districts in Missouri, Riverview Gardens and St. Louis City.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at August 22, 2011 4:46 AM
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