school transfer case http://kbia.org en Legislature to consider school transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/legislature-consider-school-transfer-bill <p>A proposal to circumvent thousands of potential student transfers in the Kansas City area will be considered by the state legislature next year.</p><p>If passed, the proposal would allow local school districts to set class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios, and once reached, those districts could not be forced to accept transfer students from unaccredited school districts. The bill has been pre-filed by Democratic Senator Paul LeVota of Independence.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:14:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45142 at http://kbia.org Legislature to consider school transfer bill Mo. education committee releases report http://kbia.org/post/mo-education-committee-releases-report <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;House interim education committee is recommending changes to student transfers, more funding for early childhood education and increased learning time for students.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:25:27 +0000 Associated Press 44740 at http://kbia.org Mo. education committee releases report Mo. supers offer student-transfer woes solution http://kbia.org/post/mo-supers-offer-student-transfer-woes-solution <p>A group of Missouri school superintendents has developed an alternative to a state law allowing students to transfer from unaccredited to accredited districts.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1b3jIAJ">Kansas City Star</a> reports that under the plan, students in struggling districts could transfer to better-performing schools in their home districts. And after five years of failure, districts could be dissolved and distributed to accredited districts.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:10:46 +0000 Associated Press 43331 at http://kbia.org Mo. supers offer student-transfer woes solution 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 Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hear-2-prominent-court-cases <p>The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments this week in cases involving school transfers and survivor's benefits for the gay partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.</p><p>Both cases are to be argued before the high court Wednesday.</p><p>Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was killed in 2009 while investigating a Christmas Day accident on Interstate 44 southwest of St. Louis. His partner sued for survivor's benefits, but their 15-year relationship is not recognized by the state.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:57:44 +0000 Associated Press 29428 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases