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Vol. 47, No. 60C

August 28, 2013

  

Education Department Requests Motion to Amend Gordon Parks Decision

The State Board of Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have filed a motion to amend the decision on the Gordon Parks charter school in Kansas City.

"We are requesting the amendment in order to clear up some of the factual inaccuracies expressed in the ruling that was written by opposing counsel," said Chris L. Nicastro, commissioner of education.

The State Board voted not to renew the school's five-year charter application at its May meeting. A decision by a judge last month overturned that vote.