student transfer law

Politics
8:31 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option

Gov. Jay Nixon prepares to address reporters in his office in the Capitol on May 13, 2014.

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 4:04 pm

(Updated at 6:12 p.m.)

House and Senate negotiators have wrapped up work on a final version of a bill to ease the burden of Missouri’s student transfer law.

Senate Bill 493 would allow for individual school buildings to be accredited, instead of the school district as a whole, and it would create regional authorities to oversee transfers.

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Politics
6:02 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Talking Politics: End of Spring Legislative Session

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Missouri lawmakers are scrambling this week to finalize and pass legislation before the end of the legislative session on Friday, May 16.

As Missouri senators and representatives put the finishing touches on their work, we took a look at some of the biggest bills this legislative session. This edition of Talking Politics looks into the abortion wait-time bill, the student transfer bill and the override of Nixon's veto on an income tax decrease.

 

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Politics
7:57 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New

Inside the dome of Missouri Capitol

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 5:46 pm

With fights over tax cuts and budgets out of the way, the Missouri General Assembly appears poised to spend its final week focusing on some familiar topics: guns, abortion and voting rights.

    

Measures to restrict enforcement of federal laws, triple the waiting period for an abortion and to ask voters to mandate photo IDs at the polls are among the hot-button proposals expected to eat up some of legislators’ precious floor time during the final five days.

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Education
8:24 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Exam: Mo. lawmakers to decide fate of education bills as end of session nears

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Morgan County R-2 School District has finalized plans for a new auditorium that will double as a safe room for tornadoes. KBIA’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson tells us the district will use a grant from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to help finance the project.

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Education
7:54 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Missouri House Amends, Then Passes, Student Transfer Fix

Normandy schools have been heavily impacted by Missouri's student transfer law.

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 7:32 am

 The Missouri House has passed an amended version of a Senate bill designed to lessen the impact of the state's student transfer law.

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Education
7:30 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Private school option spurs opposition ed. bill

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A coalition of education organizations representing teachers, administrators and school board members objects to student transfer legislation because it could lead to students attending private schools at taxpayers' expense.

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Politics
8:30 am
Thu April 24, 2014

House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill

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A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation revising a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay the costs when students transfer to neighboring districts.

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Education
8:25 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Troubled school district faces uncertain future

While other school districts are hiring new teachers and preparing for next fall, the uncertainty over the future of the Normandy district in St. Louis County has left the superintendent unsure how to move forward.

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Politics
9:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours

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Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 1:01 am

(Story updated at 5:42 p.m. to include today's 3rd-read vote by the full Senate that sent SB 493 to the Missouri House.)

After spending two days debating and amending legislation to lessen the effects of Missouri's student transfer law, the state Senate overwhelmingly passed it Thursday.

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Education
8:19 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill

Mo. Capitol
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Originally published on Wed February 26, 2014 10:48 am

The Missouri Senate has begun debate on legislation to lessen the effects of the state's student transfer law.

The wide-ranging bill attempts to address both the law and unaccredited districts.  Provisions within Senate Bill 493 include accrediting individual school buildings instead of districts as a whole and creating regional authorities across the state to oversee transfers.

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Education
8:15 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Five Bills Heard Jointly Seek To Restructure Missouri's Student Transfer Law

Mo. Capitol
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Originally published on Thu January 23, 2014 5:09 pm

Five identical bills that would each revamp Missouri's student transfer law were examined Wednesday by a State Senate committee.

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Politics
8:26 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Lawmakers Set To Weigh Changes In School Transfer Law

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 1:24 pm

As planning begins for school transfers in the St. Louis area in the academic year that starts in August, and Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City for the new legislative session, one issue will loom large for both groups:

What changes, if any, will come to the transfer law that has dominated so many headlines, discussions and school board meetings in recent months?

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Education
8:48 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Most Mo. transfer students remain after shake-up

Students use iPads in a classroom
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Two months after the start of a new school year, a new report shows that most of the students who transferred from a pair of failing St. Louis County school districts remain at the better-performing suburban schools where they relocated to.

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Politics
4:37 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

St. Louis Public School District debates student transfer law

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The Missouri Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of a 1993 law requiring failing school districts to pay for students to transfer to neighboring schools.

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