unaccredited school district http://kbia.org en Will Normandy Students Be Able To Attend U. City? Despite Policy Change, Answer Not Clear http://kbia.org/post/university-city-changes-course-now-will-accept-normandy-transfers <strong>(Updated 1:29 p.m., Fri., July 18)</strong><p>Even though the University City School Board has voted to change course and accept students who are qualified to transfer from Normandy, uncertainty surrounding the transfers remains.<p>The board voted 5-2 Thursday night to accept the transfers, but the board also let stand an earlier decision not to accept the lower tuition rate that state education officials say is all they will pay to districts that receive the transfer students. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:04:22 +0000 Tim Lloyd 56351 at http://kbia.org Will Normandy Students Be Able To Attend U. City? Despite Policy Change, Answer Not Clear Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-school-transfer-bill-citing-public-money-private-schools-and-other-concerns As promised, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed on Tuesday the wide-ranging school transfer bill passed by lawmakers this year, saying it violates basic principles of public education and does nothing to help students trapped in unaccredited schools.<p>At the offices of Education Plus in west St. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:09:45 +0000 Dale Singer 55109 at http://kbia.org Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns Normandy parents anxiously await outcomes, seek options http://kbia.org/post/normandy-parents-anxiously-await-outcomes-seek-options <p></p><p>Anxiety crept through SheRon Chaney when she heard that the Francis Howell School District would no longer accept about 350 transfer students from Normandy who were signed up to continue in the program.&nbsp;</p><p>“Last year we were hopeful, this year we’re fearful,” she said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:32:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 54991 at http://kbia.org Normandy parents anxiously await outcomes, seek options DESE recommends new transfer policies for unaccredited districts http://kbia.org/post/dese-recommends-new-transfer-policies-unaccredited-districts <p></p><p>Missouri education officials have released new guidance for student transfer policies. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:42:58 +0000 Associated Press 54887 at http://kbia.org DESE recommends new transfer policies for unaccredited districts Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option http://kbia.org/post/nixon-veto-student-transfer-bill-cites-private-option After telegraphing his intention for a week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced that he is indeed going to veto the student-transfer bill because of its provisions allowing public money to be used for private schools.<p>He also faults the bill because it does not require unaccredited sending districts to pay any transportation costs for students transferring to accredited districts, as the schools now are required to do.<p>But the governor did not signal what he plans to do next. Fri, 23 May 2014 19:27:38 +0000 Jo Mannies 53441 at http://kbia.org Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option For One Family, A Year Of Early Mornings And Long Drives Draws To A Close http://kbia.org/post/one-family-year-early-mornings-and-long-drives-draws-close <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="From left, Andre&#039;, Anandra, BrenNae and SheRon Chaney stand on the porch of their family home in Pasadena Park in north St. Louis County." data-attribution="Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Thu, 22 May 2014 13:01:02 +0000 Tim Lloyd 53360 at http://kbia.org For One Family, A Year Of Early Mornings And Long Drives Draws To A Close Fellow Democrats call on Nixon to pass controversial student-transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/fellow-democrats-call-nixon-pass-controversial-student-transfer-bill <p>The Missouri Senate has passed the final version of legislation designed to ease the burden of the state's school transfer law. It includes a provision that would end free transportation for transfer students -- a provision that would make it harder for students from failing schools to actually attend other districts.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:19:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52972 at http://kbia.org Fellow Democrats call on Nixon to pass controversial student-transfer bill Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option http://kbia.org/post/negotiations-completed-over-student-transfer-bill-includes-private-option <em><strong>(Updated at 6:12 p.m.)</strong></em><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Gov. Jay Nixon prepares to address reporters in his office in the Capitol on May 13, 2014." data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Wed, 14 May 2014 13:31:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52913 at http://kbia.org Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option Missouri School Board Ponders How To Improve Unaccredited Districts http://kbia.org/post/missouri-school-board-ponders-how-improve-unaccredited-districts <span style="line-height: 1.5;">JEFFERSON CITY -- From the start of Monday’s six-hour session considering a variety of ways to help struggling schools, the head of the Missouri board of education emphasized that the state is concerned about long-range, broad-based policy, not the operations of individual districts.</span><p>But as board members heard a number of presentations on suggested reforms, the talk returned time and again to the current transfers out of unaccredited school districts and the impact on the students who live there.<p>Board president Peter Herschend of Branson said the mai Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:34:18 +0000 Dale Singer 47971 at http://kbia.org Missouri School Board Ponders How To Improve Unaccredited Districts DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools http://kbia.org/post/dese-hears-pleas-keep-public-charge-public-schools <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Attorney William Douthit speaks during a public hearing on unaccredited schools on Feb. 5, 2014. " data-attribution="Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:41:33 +0000 Dale Singer 47752 at http://kbia.org DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools New School Report Focuses On Local Control, Wrap-around Services http://kbia.org/post/new-school-report-focuses-local-control-wrap-around-services <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit From the report" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201401/school_report_0.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report from a coalition of church groups in St. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:44:56 +0000 Dale Singer & St. Louis Public Radio 47458 at http://kbia.org New School Report Focuses On Local Control, Wrap-around Services Missouri lawmakers to confront student transfer law http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-confront-student-transfer-law <p>Missouri lawmakers are facing pressure to address a student transfer law and unaccredited school districts.</p><p>The law requires school districts without state accreditation to cover the costs for students who want to attend an accredited district within the same county or a bordering one. It makes no exceptions for those without room for new students.</p><p>Missouri now has three unaccredited districts. About 2,000 students have transferred from two districts in St. Louis County and transfers could start soon in Kansas City. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:24:51 +0000 Associated Press 45895 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers to confront student transfer law Mo. court upholds student transfer law in KC case http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-upholds-student-transfer-law-kc-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has again upheld a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students who chose to attend elsewhere.</p><p>The court's unanimous decision Tuesday applies to the Kansas City School District and its suburban neighbors. A similar ruling earlier this year dealt with St. Louis area schools.</p><p>A 1993 Missouri law requires unaccredited school districts to cover the costs for students to attend nearby accredited schools.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:17:06 +0000 Person: Associated Press 45068 at http://kbia.org Mo. court upholds student transfer law in KC case Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited http://kbia.org/post/kansas-city-schools-remain-unaccredited-0 Public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, will remain unaccredited.<p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/stateboard.html">State Board of Education</a> on Tuesday chose to take no action on a request by <a href="http://www.kcpublicschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1">Kansas City Schools</a> Superintendent R. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:02:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42552 at http://kbia.org Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-continues-debate-school-transfers <p>The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts nearby.</p><p>The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court&#39;s focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.</p><p>Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:59:05 +0000 Associated Press 41474 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee http://kbia.org/post/states-unaccredited-school-districts-face-dire-situation-dese-reports-house-committee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A joint House-Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on the effects of Missouri&#39;s school transfer law, which allows students from unaccredited K-12 schools to transfer to nearby accredited districts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 5 1/2-hour hearing kicked off with </span>Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commissioner Chris </span>Nicastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> telling the committee of the dire situation facing the state&#39;s unaccredited school districts.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:35:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41447 at http://kbia.org State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee More Than 1,000 Students To Leave Unaccredited Normandy District http://kbia.org/post/more-1000-students-leave-unaccredited-normandy-district North St. Louis County's Normandy School District pointed to a variety of things to entice parents to keep their kids in the district: partnerships and collaboration with nearby universities, new technology, and more staff training.<p>But for the parents of 1,151 Normandy kids, it just wasn’t enough. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:30:40 +0000 Chris McDaniel 38156 at http://kbia.org More Than 1,000 Students To Leave Unaccredited Normandy District More Missouri districts could struggle under new system http://kbia.org/post/more-missouri-districts-could-struggle-under-new-system <p>New state projections show more Missouri school districts would have their accreditation come under extra scrutiny under a new evaluation system. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:40:48 +0000 Associated Press 16382 at http://kbia.org More Missouri districts could struggle under new system Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-education-overhaul-legislation <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:22:34 +0000 Associated Press 12694 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation Missouri House endorses quicker intervention in schools http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-quicker-intervention-schools <p>State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation backed in the House.</p><p>Districts that lose state accreditation currently are given two years to improve before the state officials can intervene. The new legislation removes the waiting period.</p><p>When the state Board of Education revokes a district&#39;s accreditation, it then would decide whether to set conditions for the local school board to remain in place or determine when an alternative governing system for those schools would take effect.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:18:16 +0000 Associated Press 9813 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses quicker intervention in schools Exam: October 3, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/exam-october-3-2011 <p>This week: students in unaccredited school districts with ambitions for college could find themselves in limbo. Plus, kids get up close and personal with alpacas.</p><p>Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.</p><p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:07:23 +0000 1691 at http://kbia.org Exam: October 3, 2011