KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Public Schools begin classes Monday, marking the beginning of the first full school year since the district lost accreditation.
It’s estimated as many as 7,000 students are looking to transfer out of the district, but a legal debate is stalling those transfers until a judge decides who will float the bill for the costs incurred.
Five neighboring school districts argue that they should not be expected to cover the total costs of the students looking to matriculate.
Kansas City-area districts have put a hold on implementing transfers while the law is being challenged.
KCPS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green says the delays in transferring has been caused by a lack in clarity over who is required to pay for what.
Green isn’t worried about the district’s enrollment numbers, even with the anticipated transfer of thousands of its students.
"I'm quite confident our enrollment figures are going to be at least what they were this past year if not higher,” Green said in an interview which you can see more of on 41 Action News throughout the week. “We're seeing a tremendous influx of students.”
Students also head back to class Monday in the Shawnee Mission and Gardner-Edgerton school districts. For a complete list of area school start dates, visit http://bit.ly/PdZzi2
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