Still no deal on student transfer bill

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lawmakers are running out of time. The legislative session wraps up Friday. And there’s still no deal on that student transfer bill.

Both the Missouri House and Senate have passed their own versions of a bill, but with only a few days left in the session there’s still no compromise.

Unaccredited districts like Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis school districts say the current law isn’t working. The St. Louis district says it’s going bankrupt because of it — a problem the Kansas City School District could face down the road.

The current law allows students in an unaccredited district to transfer to an accredited district, with the unaccredited district left picking up the costs for tuition and transportation. The biggest difference to work out with the house and senate bills? Money — exactly how much unaccredited districts must pay to the receiving schools.

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