High court reschedules school transfer case
Thursday, February 28, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has rescheduled oral arguments in a case stemming from a state law that allows students to transfer out of unaccredited school districts.
The case was scheduled to be heard Wednesday, but the court agreed to move it to March 5 because of this week’s snowstorm.
The school transfer case was filed by families who were paying to send their children to public schools in suburban Clayton when St. Louis lost accreditation in 2007. They argued St. Louis should pick up the tab.
But the St. Louis district is no longer subject to the law after regaining provisional accreditation last year. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has argued that the change in St. Louis’ accreditation status makes the case largely moot.