Fear of fuller classrooms is one of the reasons for R. Senator David Pearce to sponsor a bill not permitting all students from unaccredited schools to transfer school districts. Becky May has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap:The chair of Missouri's Senate Education Committee is proposing legislation that would enable St. Louis county schools to reject students from the city.
The measure is in response to a state supreme court decision which stated that students from an unaccredited school like St. Louis City have the right to attend any other public school in the state that they want.
General Council for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Mark Van Zandt says there needs to be some constraint.
|Description: "How far does the district have to go? Can they set a reasonable limit as to the number of kids that can come in from the unaccredited district."|
The Education Committee's Chief of Staff Matt Michaelson says the issue of unaccredited schools is not just a Clayton issue but has a statewide impact on all schools within Missouri.
Reporting from the state Capitol I'm Becky May.