State to review St. Louis district's accreditation - KMOV.com

State to review St. Louis district's accreditation

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Officials in the St. Louis school district expect to learn soon whether they get to shed the “unaccredited” label.

The Missouri Board of Education is scheduled Tuesday to consider upgrading the district’s accreditation status to “provisional.”

St. Louis requested the review after a report showed the district went from meeting three of 14 performance standards in 2009 to seven this year.

That puts the district in a provisionally accredited performance range. But Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro initially said she wanted to see another year of data before considering an accreditation upgrade.

Provisional accreditation would get St. Louis out from under a Missouri law allowing students to transfer out of unaccredited districts. While litigation continues, students aren’t being allowed to use the law to transfer.


 

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