ST. LOUIS • The three-member appointed board that governs St. Louis Public Schools voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that the state return control of the district to the city's elected school board, which has not held governing powers for more than a decade.The Special Administrative Board will make this recommendation to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A judge is being asked to reverse the Missouri Board of Education's controversial removal of the state education commissioner in light of new testimony from a State School Board member.Springfield teacher Laurie Sullivan sued the board in November for violating the Missouri Sunshine Law and is now saying the board abused its power in closing two meetings to the public on Nov. 21 and Dec. 1.A few board members had called for the Nov. 21 meeting in an attempt to fire then-Commissioner Margie...
St. Louis Public Schools should be governed by an elected board, a special task force decided Wednesday after weeks of studying input from experts and residents.Elected school boards can be held more accountable by voters, the vast majority of school boards in the U.S. are elected and there is not much evidence showing one type of school board is structurally better than another, said task force member and St. Louis teacher union member Ray Cummings at the task force’s meeting Wednesday.
Sullivan notes that not even the transition task force could come up with a transition timeline or process. "I hear from people throughout this community... and the comment I receive is virtually 100 percent reservations and concerns about where we go from here."
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