KCPS, Hickman Mills retain provisional accreditation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Education made a recommendation on Tuesday regarding the accreditation for five of its districts.

The department tweeted that they recommended retaining provisional accreditation for Calhoun, Hayti, Hickman Mills, Kansas City Public Schools and St. Louis Public Schools.

Kansas City Public Schools regained provisional accreditation last year. The district lost accreditation altogether in 2012. Since then, student achievement has risen.

Provisional accreditation also allowed Kansas City to avoid a large number of student transfers into better-performing districts.