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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Elementary and Secondary Education
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DESE

State Board Returns Governance of St. Louis Public Schools to Elected Board

The State Board of Education today accepted a recommendation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to dissolve the Transitional School District of St. Louis, effective July 1. The board noted that the Transitional School District has met the goals for which it was established. The vote means that governance of St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) will return to the elected board. The district has operated under the leadership of a Special Administrative Board (SAB) since 2007.

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