Bill to Expand Charter Schools to Columbia Heard in Committee

A bill sponsored by Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch of Hallsville that would expand charter schools to Columbia was heard in committee last week. Toalson Reisch says the Columbia Public School District is struggling at the moment.

Toalson Reisch says charter schools, which are currently confined to St. Louis and Kansas City, would provide students another in-seat option.

Toalson Reisch’s bill was referred to the House Special Committee on Education Reform along with two similar bills that would expand charter schools to St. Charles and St. Louis counties.