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A Jackson County judge on Wednesday ruled that part of the Kansas City Public Schools’ policy on student transfers to other districts is illegal.
The ruling came in a lawsuit that stems from the Kansas City district’s loss of accreditation on Jan. 1.
Under state law, students attending district schools may transfer to schools in adjacent districts.
The Kansas City district said it would pay tuition to the receiving districts only if the transferring student had spent the previous two semesters in the Kansas City district.
That part of the policy violates Missouri law, Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell ruled.
However, questions about that law will be taken up in court during a trial scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/01/3737563/ahead-of-trial-judge-rules-on.html#storylink=cpy

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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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