Turner v. Clayton http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Breitenfeld Won Student Transfer Case But Now Home Schools Children, Faces Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breitenfeld-won-student-transfer-case-now-home-schools-children-faces-bankruptcy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Missouri schools begin preparing for another year of student transfers, the woman who brought the case all the way to the state Supreme Court is at the brink of bankruptcy and wondering where her daughters will get their education this fall.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:11:29 +0000 Dale Singer 36913 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breitenfeld Won Student Transfer Case But Now Home Schools Children, Faces Bankruptcy Legal Roundtable: Affirmative Action, School Transfer, Phone Data Collection, Etc. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-affirmative-action-school-transfer-phone-data-collection-etc <p>The top legal issue in the day’s news was the U.S. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:46:31 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 27686 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: Affirmative Action, School Transfer, Phone Data Collection, Etc. Mo. Dept. Of Education Issues Guidelines For Transfers To Accredited Districts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-education-issues-guidelines-transfers-accredited-districts <p><i>Updated 5:34 p.m. to include comments from Chris Tennill&nbsp;of &nbsp;the School District of Clayton</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Department Of Elementary &amp; Secondary Education has issued </span><a href="http://dese.mo.gov/documents/Transfer_Guidance.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">its own guidelines</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the transfer process of students from unaccredited&nbsp;districts to those which are accredited.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:23:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Marshall Griffin 27541 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Dept. Of Education Issues Guidelines For Transfers To Accredited Districts Supreme Court Says Missouri School Transfer Law Is Constitutional http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-says-missouri-school-transfer-law-constitutional <p><em>Updated 4:38 p.m. &amp; 5:44 p.m.</em></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1670000131.HTM">a state law</a> that allows students to transfer from unaccredited districts to ones that are accredited.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:42:25 +0000 Maria Altman 27275 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court Says Missouri School Transfer Law Is Constitutional Mo. Supreme Court Hears School Transfer Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-school-transfer-lawsuit <p>The <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </a>today heard arguments over a 20-year-old law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay tuition for students who transfer to nearby accredited schools.</p><p>Last year, St. Louis County Judge David Vincent the Third ruled that the law in question was both unconstitutional and unenforceable, and that it would create an unfunded mandate for unaccredited schools.&nbsp; Attorney Elkin Kistner represents <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/SUP/index.nsf/fe8feff4659e0b7b8625699f0079eddf/768bd5062d3dde5586257af70052dd75?OpenDocument">Gina Breitenfeld</a>, a St. Louis woman who enrolled her children in the Clayton School district. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:08:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9915 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court Hears School Transfer Lawsuit Judge rules Mo. school transfer law unconstitutional http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-rules-mo-school-transfer-law-unconstitutional <p><em>Updated at 5:30 pm with comments from lawmakers.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 4:45 with statement from Missouri Department of Education and to correct grammar mistake.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 1:55 with comments from attorney, Clayton School District.</em></p><p><em>This is a developing story and will be updated.</em></p><p>A St. Louis County judge has ruled that a <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1670000131.HTM">Missouri law</a> allowing students to transfer from unaccredited districts to neighboring accredited ones for free is unconstitutional.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 17:35:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 3608 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge rules Mo. school transfer law unconstitutional State high court sends second school transfer case back for review http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-high-court-sends-second-school-transfer-case-back-review <p>The Missouri Supreme Court <a href="https://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=52921">has ruled</a> that the Webster Groves School District in suburban St. Louis County does not have to admit a student from the unaccredited St. Louis Public Schools.</p><p>Tuesday&#39;s ruling also sent the case - King-Willmann v. Webster Groves School District - back to the trial court, saying &quot;contested issues of fact&quot; had not been resolved.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:02:34 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 3214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State high court sends second school transfer case back for review Hearing over St. Louis school transfer case gets started http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearing-over-st-louis-school-transfer-case-gets-started <p>A St. Louis County judge begins hearing&nbsp;arguments in a case that has the potential to allow thousands of&nbsp;Kansas City and St. Louis students to leave their unaccredited&nbsp;school systems.</p><p><em>(See our own Maria Altman&#39;s feature on the issue <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/law-could-cause-chaos-st-louis-area-schools">here</a>)</em>.</p><p>The hearing, which began Monday, involves a state law that&nbsp;requires unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation&nbsp;for students within their boundaries to attend accredited schools.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:42:07 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3202 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearing over St. Louis school transfer case gets started Law could cause chaos in St. Louis area schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/law-could-cause-chaos-st-louis-area-schools <p>For nearly 20 years Missouri has had a law on the books that allows students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to nearby accredited ones.</p><p>It&rsquo;s a policy that makes sense on the surface.</p><p>Yet as of this year both the St. Louis and Kansas City public schools are without state accreditation.</p><p>As St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman reports, the law would allow thousands of students to transfer into suburban districts at a huge cost to the urban schools.</p><p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:25:34 +0000 Maria Altman 3166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Law could cause chaos in St. Louis area schools Bill to stem flood of K-12 transfers heard by Mo. Sen. committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-stem-flood-k-12-transfers-heard-mo-sen-committee <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=643206">Legislation</a> that&rsquo;s designed to&nbsp;stop a&nbsp;potential mass&nbsp;exodus&nbsp;of students from unaccredited schools in St. Louis and Kansas City to nearby suburban schools was heard Tuesday before a Missouri Senate committee.</p><p>The bill&rsquo;s provisions include scholarships for kids in unaccredited public schools to attend private schools, and it would allow accredited schools to open charter schools in unaccredited districts.&nbsp; Tina Hardin of St. Louis spoke in favor of the bill.&nbsp; Her son was accepted into a Catholic school, but says she can&rsquo;t afford to send him there. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 02:39:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2981 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill to stem flood of K-12 transfers heard by Mo. Sen. committee