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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Missouri Senate advances bill to fix student transfer law

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Missouri Senate advances bill to fix student transfer law

Jefferson City, MO ( KTRS ) – Missouri senators have given initial approval to a less expensive proposal to fix issues with the state’s flawed student transfer law. The Senate in a voice vote adopted a new plan Monday. Legislative researchers now will estimate the proposal’s price tag before it’s up for a second Senate vote. […]

Missouri Senate advances bill to fix student transfer law

Jefferson City, MO ( KTRS ) – Missouri senators have given initial approval to a less expensive proposal to fix issues with the state’s flawed student transfer law.

The Senate in a voice vote adopted a new plan Monday. Legislative researchers now will estimate the proposal’s price tag before it’s up for a second Senate vote.

Current Missouri law requires failing school districts to pay tuition for students to attend better-performing schools nearby.

That’s created financial hardship for some districts.

If this year’s measure passes, students first would transfer to better-performing buildings in their districts. The goal is to keep tuition within students’ home districts.

An earlier Senate proposal stalled because of a nearly $200 million price tag. The measure adopted Monday would cost roughly $25 million, although amendments added that day could rack up the expenses.

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