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Transportation options limited for students who want to leave city schools

(UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis – St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Diana Bourisaw said transportation could be a problem for some students who want to leave the district.

The impending loss of accreditation means city students will be able to transfer to suburban public schools at the city schools' expense, provided those districts want to take them.

But Bourisaw said the city schools only have to pay to transport kids to a single suburban district. That particular district has not been determined.

She says city students who want to enroll in other systems will have to find their own ride.

We will provide transportation to one," Bourisaw said. "[As for] the other districts, parents will have to provide their own transportation. I think that's going to be a barrier for much of our population."

Bourisaw was a guest on Monday's St. Louis on the Air.

The state will drop its accreditation of the St. Louis public schools June 15.

Opponents of the move say they'll fight it in court.