• Mo. Board of Education gives provisional accreditation to St. Louis schools

    St. Louis Business Journal

    St. Louis Business Journal by Greta Weiderman, Web Editor

    The Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to give provisional accreditation to St. Louis public schools, the St. Louis Beacon reports.

    The district’s previous accreditation status was “unaccredited.”

    The Special Administration Board, which took over the city schools from the elected board when the district lost accreditation five years ago, will remain in charge of the district, KSDK reported in a tweet.

    Commissioner Chris Nicastro and members said during the board meeting in Jefferson City that the district has made gains in academic performance and fiscal responsibility since it lost its accreditation, according to the St. Louis Beacon.

    Figures presented at the Tuesday meeting showed that the district still ranks toward the bottom of those in Missouri.

    Provisional accreditation will get St. Louis out from under a Missouri law that lets students transfer out of unaccredited districts.