St. Louis – State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) has requested that Senate leadership form an interim legislative committee to help guide the St. Louis Public School District as it works to transition from a state Special Administrative Board to a locally elected school board.
“In the past decade, St. Louis Public Schools have made tremendous strides academically, and the community is eager to return control of the district back home to ensure more local control, stronger community input and continued academic progress,” said Sen. Jamilah Nasheed. “This will be an involved and sometimes complicated process, and we as state legislators have a responsibility to help in any way we can.”
Since 2007, the St. Louis Public School District has been under the authority of a three-member appointed Special Administrative Board. Since that time, the St. Louis Public School District has seen a dramatic improvement in standardized test scores. Beginning in 2016, the State Board of Education has discussed transitioning the district back to an elected school board.
Under rules in the Missouri State Senate, the president pro tem may create an interim committee to review important issues, hold hearings, hear testimony, and develop input and guidance on matters of public policy.