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Five area school districts challenging Missouri’s transfer law project that more than 7,750 students would transfer to their schools from Kansas City Public Schools’ neighborhoods if the law were upheld.
The capital costs needed to provide temporary classrooms and equipment could total more than $3.9 million, the districts’ attorney argued in a Jackson County courtroom Monday — costs he said are not covered in allowable tuition fees under the law.
The districts claim that the state statute violates the Hancock Amendment of the Missouri Constitution, which bars the state from imposing an unfunded mandate on public institutions, including school districts.
The hearing began Monday with opening statements in a case that follows a similar one in St. Louis County, where a court has already ruled that the statute is unconstitutional and impossible for the St. Louis area districts to fulfill. That ruling is under appeal.
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About jwmartinez

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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