The Missouri House last week passed a bill that would allow school districts to accept incoming students from neighboring districts if they choose. Columbia State Representative Adrian Plank says he doesn’t know of a school district in Missouri that supports the bill.
Plank says as bad as the bill is, forcing districts to accept open enrollment would be even worse, and lead to consolidation.
This is the fourth consecutive year the House has passed an open enrollment bill. It’s failed to clear the Senate the last three.