Missouri Senate Approves Student Transfer Fix

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has denied adopting Senate changes to a proposal to fix flaws in the state’s student transfer law.

The House in a voice vote Thursday denied changes the Senate made to the measure, which is aimed at reducing costs for struggling districts and ensuring students receive a quality education.

Current law requires failing schools pay tuition for students to transfer to better-performing districts, which has meant financial hardship for some.

The original House bill primarily would have allowed students to first transfer to passing schools within their district. That’s aimed at keeping tuition money in students’ home districts.

Senators have since added a number of measures to expand access to charters and virtual schools.

Negotiators from both chambers now must hash out differences before the bill can advance.

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Source: AP