Transfers on hold for students wanting to leave Kansas City Public Schools

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - School districts in suburban Kansas City aren't yet allowing student transfers from the Kansas City district.

Some St. Louis area school districts are processing transfers from that city's school district this summer. But Kansas City area schools are waiting to see the outcome of a case before the state Supreme Court.

Duane Martin, an attorney for Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, North Kansas City and Raytown districts, says the case probably won't be resolved in time to allow transfers for the 2013-2014 school year.

The state Supreme Court ruling upheld a law this month that allows transfers from unaccredited districts.

According to the Kansas City Star, the issue in the second case is whether the law force districts into an unfunded mandate that is barred by the Missouri Constitution.

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