Superintendents pitch plan to aid struggling Missouri schools

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A key education organization is attempting to galvanize support around a proposal that school superintendents hope could sidestep a thorny state statute that has allowed 2,200 students to transfer from unaccredited school districts.

The proposal by the Missouri Association of School Administrators seeks to render that statute moot by proposing a complete overhaul of the way Missouri rates its 520 school districts.

Under the proposal, failing systems would no longer be rated “unaccredited” but “academically stressed.”

Dropping any reference to unaccredited school systems could defuse the student transfer situation.

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