The Joint Interim Committee on School Accreditation heard testimony for the first time on possible solutions to the problem of students leaving districts when they become unaccredited. It’s a problem because the schools the students transfer to say they’re becoming overcrowded and aren’t able to deal with an influx of new students. One option the committee heard was to expand charter schools. Committee Co-chair Jane Cunningham says that could be an option.
Not all students want to transfer, and not all can because of transportation. Committee Co-chair Scott Dieckhaus says he thinks the committee can come up with a solution because of who the committee members are.
Some of the members are public school teachers, and others are on the House and Senate education committees.