KCMO School District granted provisional accreditation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City School District was given provisional accreditation on Wednesday.

Last year, the district filed a lawsuit challenging the State Board of Education's decision to keep the district in provisional status..

The unaccredited status meant the district had to pay the costs of students choosing to transfer to other nearby schools.

Kansas City school officials said just 24 of their nearly 16,000 students applied to transfer during the school year that starts Aug. 11.

Leaders have previously said that if the Kansas City district gains provisional accreditation after school starts, those transfer students could finish the year at their new schools but could have to return to Kansas City the following year.

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  • lobro

    The fact that only 24 of the children applied to transfer either says a lot about the community sticking together or it says the parents just don’t care. I’m going to assume it’s the former. I hope these schools get the grant money and attention they need so that these children can have a shot at a decent future.