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Senate Steps In On Schools

Helping struggling school districts get state help sooner. That’s the goal of a bill passed by the Missouri Senate Thursday. In a 32-0 vote, the Senate passed legislation that will allow the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education move in to take over the day to day operations of school districts that become unaccredited. The current law states that the department must wait two years before moving in. The bill was fast-tracked in the State Senate in hopes of helping the Kansas City school district which was recently declared unaccredited. The bill is on its way to the House for consideration.

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