After traveling the state to get feedback from educators and community members, the Missouri House Interim Committee on Education has released its final report.
Among the recommendations is a tuition limit for what an unaccredited district pays when a student transfers to an accredited district in the same or adjoining county.
(Go here for an FAQ on student transfers)
Cost is factor no matter what you are buying – a six-pack of beer, a pair of jeans, a house, or for a state government, a public education for school-age children.
Much has been said about the cost of the region’s current inter-district student transfer program. Much of what has been said about that cost has been incomplete, or ill informed.
The one price tag that’s been floated is $35 million. Let’s break that down.
Lawmakers from both the Missouri state Senate and House will meet on Tuesday to collect ideas on how to deal with the school transfer process.
Yesterday, we profiled the new superintendent at the Normandy schools.
Now, we introduce you to the man who finds himself in the same position at another struggling school district- Riverview Gardens.
After receiving several questions and concerns over students who missed the Aug. 1 transfer deadline, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary education has released revised guidelines for parents.
Per DESE’s guidelines, if a student missed the Aug. 1 deadline, parents have been instructed to complete the transfer packet in their home district and notify the district they want to transfer to.
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