Missouri Senate begins conversations on a new school transfer bill.
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Missouri Senate begins conversations on a new school transfer bill.

Date: February 17, 2015
By: Katie Hynes
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB1

The school transfer bill before the Senate does not include taxpayer money funding private schools.
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Wrap: The school transfer bill does not allow for an unacreddited school district to pay for a students private school tuition unlike last year.

The removal of that requirement, bill sponsor Senator David Pearce of Warrensburg says, came from negotiations with Governor Jay Nixon.   

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Description: "And so this year he's talked to some of us in the legislature and said that if we take the private nonsectarian language out of the eqaution, then he would consider an expansion of charter schools and virtual schools."

Pearce says this will help the bill become law.

The senate did not take immediate action on the measure.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes. 

The Missouri Senate began conversations on the school transfer bill that one Senator says will not be vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon.
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Wrap: The school transfer bill before the Senate, unlike last year, would not authorize nonaccredited school districts to pay for a students tuition towards a private school. 

Last year the governor vetoed the bill because he did not want taxpayer money potentially funding a private school.

The bills sponsor, David Pearce of Warrensburg, says that he has had conversations with the governor and believes this bill will not be vetoed.

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Description: "I will applaud the governor. This year he has reached out to those of us who have worked on this bill in the past and has said he would be willing to work and negotiate on some issues this year."

The sponsor postponned further debate until a later date.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.

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