Vicki Englund http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Sends Student Transfer Bill To Nixon With 'Private Option' Intact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-sends-student-transfer-bill-nixon-private-option-intact <p><em><strong>(Updated 10 a.m. Friday, May 16)</strong></em></p><p>The Missouri House has passed the so-called student transfer fix, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon one day before the end of the 2014 legislative session.</p><p>Senate Bill 493 would allow for individual school buildings to be accredited instead of the district as a whole, and it would create regional authorities to oversee student transfers.</p><p>Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, praised the bill late Thursday as "the most far-reaching education reform measure in decades."</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 01:58:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Jo Mannies 36180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Sends Student Transfer Bill To Nixon With 'Private Option' Intact Missouri House, Senate Approve Separate Open Records Bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-senate-approve-separate-open-records-bills <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">The Missouri House and Senate have each approved measures that would renew expired security exemptions to the open meetings and records law.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Both chambers voted Thursday to shield public buildings' security plans and law enforcement guidelines for terrorism incidents from public records requests. The two exemptions expired at the end of 2012.&nbsp;&nbsp;State Representative&nbsp;Vicki Englund&nbsp;(D, Tesson)&nbsp;says the legislation will help protect children while at school. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:27:53 +0000 The Associated Press, Sean Sandefur & Marshall Griffin 9316 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House, Senate Approve Separate Open Records Bills