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Nixon will veto student transfer legislation

Nixon said in a statement Friday the legislation could allow students to transfer to private schools at taxpayers' expense.


Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.


Nixon said in a statement Friday the legislation could allow students to transfer to private schools at taxpayers' expense. He says it also could lead to further disruption by no longer requiring unaccredited districts to pay for transportation costs.


Lawmakers had worked to revise the 1993 transfer law after the state Supreme Court upheld a requirement for unaccredited districts to pay costs for students to transfer to the better-performing schools.

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