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Governor Nixon vetoes school transfer bill

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Governor Nixon vetoes school transfer bill

The proposal was opposed by several education groups in the state

Governor Nixon vetoes school transfer bill

(KTRS) – It’s official, Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill aimed at revamping the state’s student transfer law.

Current law requires failing districts to pay tuition for students to transfer to better-performing schools nearby, but that placed a large financial burden on the districts. This year’s bill would have accredited schools by building, so students in failing districts could transfer to better-performing schools in their district.

The proposal was opposed by several education groups in the state, including the Missouri School Board Association, the Missouri Association of School Administrators, and the Missouri National Education Association

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By Colin Jeffery

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