Mo. Senate Committee endorses school transfer law bill

Posted by Dave Berry

By Alex Stuckey

JEFFERSON CITY • After hearing nine bills addressing the school transfer law debacle, the Senate Education Committee has agreed upon a compilation of ideas they deem necessary to solve the problem.

The committee endorsed a transfer bill — sponsored by Sen. David Pearce, R-Warrensburg — this afternoon.

“I’m thrilled it’s out of committee,” Pearce said. He added that the bill could be on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday.

His bill includes concepts from many of the bills heard by the committee, all looking to modify the 1993 transfer law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay tuition and provide transportation for students wanting to attend an accredited school in the same or adjacent county.

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch

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