Override of student transfer bill not likely
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Override of student transfer bill not likely

Date: September 5, 2012
By: Brendan Cullerton
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1789

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Students living 17 or more miles from their school district are still stuck on the same bus.
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Wrap:Students in the St. Albans, St. Elizabeth and Gravois Mills would be assigned to a new school if  they lived at least 17 miles from their current school and lived at least 7 miles closer to another school if not for a veto of the bill by Governor Nixon.

Bill sponsor Rodney Schad says he does not plan to override the veto. He described the lack of necessary votes as tragic.   

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Description: "My intentions for the bill was to help all kids that are forced to ride a school bus for three hours a day."

Opponents say the plan would pull too many resources from surrounding areas and would not be good for state education as a whole.

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.

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A bill to reroute students living 17 miles or more from their school will not become law.
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Wrap: Bill sponsor representative Rodney Schad does not plan to attempt an override of Governor Nixon's veto.It only applied to the districts of  St. Albans, St. Elizabeth and Gravois Mills.

Gravois Mills superintendent Joyce Ryerson says the scope of the bill was too narrow.

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Description: "I think most of the education community that had concern, it lies more in the fact that were developing a bill to address three particular communities in the entire state."

Schad also said the senate changed the bill, which had previously included all state students living 17 miles from their school who also lived 7 miles closer to a different school.

Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.


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