Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers

Oct 2, 2013

Missouri Supreme Court
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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.

The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court's focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.

Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.

Transfers from Kansas City schools have been on hold, but student transfers have caused acrimony in the St. Louis area.