State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation backed in the House.
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.
When the state Board of Education revokes a district'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.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, left, and Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton celebrate the announcement of Missouri's entrance into the SEC, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Student Center at MU in Columbia, Mo.
University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to the University of Missouri-Columbia Faculty Council Thursday before its regularly scheduled meeting. This was the council's first meeting since the University system's Board of Curators approved tuition increases that leave the system with a $47.1 million budget gap.
Missouri’s men’s basketball game against Kansas on Saturday was the 267th time the teams have played. But it could be one of the last times the long time rivals will compete since MU is moving to the Southeastern Conference next year. Opposing petitions have sprung up in Kansas and Missouri to either save or end the Border Showdown.