Districts would be dismantled and replaced with a state-run entity that would hand management of individual schools over to nonprofit operators.
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January 14, 2014
December 13, 2013
The Kansas City school district will ask a court to stop transfers out of the district, mandated by a 1993 law, while the Missouri Board of Education considers a pending request to grant the district provisional accreditation.
September 27, 2013
Education commissioner Chris Nicastro says pleas for accreditation were based on avoiding transfers rather than on sustainable improvement in schools.
August 05, 2013
A small number of unaccredited districts in Missouri struggle to stay afloat financially as students opt to transfer to nearby accredited school systems.
June 05, 2013
The embattled district shows signs of improvement that could lead to restoring its standing with state education officials.
August 17, 2012
Students transferring from the unaccredited Kansas City, Mo. schools would impose a financial burden on their new districts, which violates state provisions prohibiting unfunded mandates, the judge ruled.
May 02, 2012
The law, which required unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who wanted to depart for neighboring accredited districts, places an unfair burden on taxpayers, a judge ruled.
January 04, 2012
The judge's ruling will not stop transfers from the unaccredited Kansas City school system to nearby accredited district, but the school systems will return to court Jan. 12 to try and resolve issues related to transportation and tuition.
December 27, 2011
According to state law, students in Kansas City will be eligible to transfer to surrounding school districts on Jan. 1.
December 05, 2011
Stakeholders in the district are still divided on a governance plan for the district, slated to lose its accreditation Jan. 1.