Proposed bill to change current controversial school transfer law

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-- Six bipartisan Missouri state senators have agreed to a bill that changes the current controversial school transfer law.

New legislation would allow students in an unaccredited school to transfer to an accredited school within the same district.

Current law only allows a transfer to an accredited district.

The senators say the proposal gives families and students more options and saves money.

The reform bill also calls for expansion of charter schools by allowing cooperative districts to sponsor a charter school.

This proposed bill will be introduced to the Missouri legislature in January.

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