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Split Ruling on KC Schools Transfer Case

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A Jackson County Judge has ruled on the Kansas City School District student transfer case.
The
Mixed ruling is not
Likely to affect any school transfers in thus school because it is almost sure to be appealed.
The judge ruled the state law permitting students to flee failed districts at that district’s expense, like Kansas City, may leave in certain circumstances. In others, the students may not.
The judge agreed with a poll commissioned by the suburban districts that as many as 7,700 student might leave the unaccredited school system.
The judge ruled in favor of. the Independence Lee’s Summit and North Kansas City school districts.
He ruled permitting students to transfer into those school system violates a part if the state constitution.
That is because the amount of
money being offered by Kansas City to pay for those fleeing students is not enough
In the case of school districts…

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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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