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Vol. 46, No. 20
March 29, 2012

Statement Regarding Turner, et al. v. School District of Clayton et al.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has received questions about documents generated by the agency relating to students from an unaccredited district transferring to an accredited district under Section 167.131 RSMo.  It has been asserted that these documents contradict the ruling in Turner, et al. v. School District of Clayton et al. issued by the Missouri Supreme Court.

These documents are dated prior to the issuance of the Turner opinion on July 16, 2010, and do not reflect the court’s ruling.

All correspondence related to this issue from the Department and/or its representatives prior to July 16, 2010, is no longer valid.