Lawmakers: Student transfer issue unresolved

3 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Saturday, December 27 2014 Dec 27, 2014 Saturday, December 27, 2014 9:04:45 PM CST December 27, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers and the governor are in talks to tackle issues with students transferring out of failing schools.

Legislative leaders said student transfer policy is a main priority for next session, and they've already discussed potential solutions with Gov. Jay Nixon.

Officials from some failing school districts have said a state law requiring them to pay for students to attend better schools is crippling them financially.

A bill to allow students to transfer to better schools in their home district or transfer to private schools failed last session when Nixon vetoed it, citing concern with the private school provision.

This year, lawmakers said they're willing to compromise on the private school measure in order to pass legislation.

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