While the state Senate was passing the desegregation bill, Governor Carnahan was talking about it. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.
Carnahan offered support for the entire bill, including a measure to take authority away from the St. Louis City School Board and give it to a three member board of governance. Carnahan would appoint new board that would have to be confirmed by the Senate.
Carnahan said the current school board deserves what it gets.
The desegregation bill will now head to the House.
The desegregation bill passed by the Senate Tuesday gives authority for the Governor to appoint a three member board of governance to take over for the St. Louis City School Board.
Before the Senate passed the bill, St. Louis City Senator Jet Banks voiced strong opposition to the creation of a board of governance.
Carnahan responded to Banks' concerns.
Banks' fellow St. Louis City Senator Bill Clay supported the bill and said he doesn't have confidence in the current school board.
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