Missouri Legislators to Consider Expanding School Transfer Law

Published April 30, 2015

Some Missouri students may soon be able to transfer to better performing schools if House Bill 42 becomes law. Rep. David Wood (R-Versailles) sponsored this bill to modify Missouri’s existing school transfer law marking the second attempt to modify the law since the state supreme court upheld its legality in 2013. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a committee is currently working to finalize the bill, which will serve as a compromise between the House and Senate versions.

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a similar piece of legislation a year ago because it included vouchers to private schools, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

The current bill gives students in 80 to 90 schools throughout the state the option to transfer to other public schools, including charter and virtual schools.

Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York. 

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