(KMOV) – In a four-to-three vote, the Missouri Supreme Court made a ruling that could have a major impact on all students who attend St. Louis metro public schools.
The High Court said students in unaccredited school districts like St. Louis city have the right to attend schools in a neighboring accredited district, like Clayton.
The High Court also said that St. Louis has to pay Clayton’s tuition and that Clayton cannot refuse students.
In case the ruling ended up being impossible to enforce, the High Court ruling allows districts to prove it. State legislature could also change the law.
Districts plan to ask the High Court to clarify its ruling.
Issues concerning overcrowding, transportation and budgets are still undecided.
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