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Mo. House passes school transportation measure

Mo. House passes school transportation measure

April 5th, 2012 in News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House members have approved legislation designed to help students go to the school closest to them - even if it is located in a different district.

Students could attend school in a different district if they live at least 10 miles from their school and a building in another district is at least 5 miles closer. Parents would need to request the transfer, and it could be rejected if classrooms already are full.

House members approved the measure 85-72 on Thursday, which is just barely enough votes to pass the bill to the Senate.

Sponsoring Republican House member Rodney Schad says some children spend more than an hour each day on a bus.

Opponents raised concerns about how the transfers would affect school districts.

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School transportation is HB1789

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov