Governor won’t set timeline for St. Louis schools

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been more than four years since Missouri’s largest public school district lost its accreditation, but Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t setting a timeline for getting the St. Louis school district back to local control.

Nixon was in St. Louis on Monday. KMOX Radio (http://cbsloc.al/sVWKa2 ) asked if he had a goal for when the state takeover of the district would end.

Nixon defended progress made in the district, but declined to say when local control would be returned. Rick Sullivan, president of the three-member state panel that now runs city schools, also has no timetable for re-accreditation.

Officials with the district have cited improvement in test scores, and the finances are in better shape. Nixon says schools in St. Louis are now a place where students can succeed.

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Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com

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