- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators have voted to override a veto of a bill overhauling the state’s student-transfer law for unaccredited schools.

The vote Wednesday by senators was a first step, but it appears unlikely that the House will be able to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to complete the veto override.

The legislation would revise a 1993 law that requires unaccredited districts to pay for students choosing to transfer to nearby school districts. Some unaccredited districts in the St. Louis area have been struggling to meet the transfer costs.

The bill requires students wanting to transfer to first switch to better schools in their home district but would create a second option of transferring to a private school. Nixon vetoed the bill because of the private school provision.

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Student transfer bill is SB493

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Senate: https://www.senate.mo.gov

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