Missouri Charter Bill Heads to Governor

Photo Credit: Robert Cohen, staff photographer

Reprinted from St. Louis Today

JEFFERSON CITY • A bill that could expand charter schools statewide while making it easier to weed out underperforming ones is headed to the governor’s desk. The Missouri House passed the bill Tuesday on a vote of 99-54. The Senate passed it earlier, 31-2.

Gov. Jay Nixon has called for tougher accountability standards for charter schools but has not said whether he favors expanding them. The governor has until mid-July to sign or veto the bill. If signed, it would take effect Aug. 28.

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