After failing to maintain even provisional accreditation, the state had warned the could step in by 2014. Now Education Commissioner Chris NiCastro is suggesting the local board of education should vote themselves out of existence in December. Governor Jay Nixon says it’s not a matter of the state diminishing local control.

KCMSB President Airick West says it’s “too serious” of an issue to consider on “such short notice”. 

Ray Read from affiliate KCMO contributed to this report.