Mo. Lawmakers Examine Unaccredited Schools

7 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 28 2011 Sep 28, 2011 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:28:00 PM CDT September 28, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are looking at how to handle children who attend school in the state's unaccredited school districts.

A special joint legislative committee examined the issue Wednesday at the state Capitol. The committee planned additional meetings later this fall in St. Louis and Kansas City. One of the joint committee's leaders says lawmakers want to hear suggestions and could submit recommendations before the next legislative session starts in January. 

Two Missouri school districts currently are unaccredited. In 2007, the Riverview Gardens School District in the St. Louis-area and St. Louis Public Schools each lost state accreditation.

Last week, the state's Board of Education voted to revoke the accreditation of the Kansas City School District effective Jan. 1.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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