KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Parents of students at the Kansas City Missouri School District's African Centered Education Campus say that they are worried about the future of their school, and they are taking their case to lawmakers in Jefferson City.
On Tueday morning, a bus with about 20 parents left for the Missouri capital to meet with Gov. Jay Nixon. The parents say that their school isn't failing like many other schools in the troubled district, and they want the district to dedicate more resources to the campus.
Parents like Ron Hunt say that the program is the only one that is working in the now-unaccredited district, saying that attendance is high and students are meeting academic standards.
Hunt says that he supports Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James' plan to replace the school board with a board of education professionals appointed by the mayor.
"That's why we're meeting with the governor, to let him know we're supporting our mayor," said Hunt. "Our mayor is doing a good job and we think that he can give the school district balance."
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