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- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Cape Girardeau School Board passes new transfer policy
The Cape Girardeau School Board took the following action at their regular meeting Monday night:
* Passed a policy regarding intradistrict transfers. Students who move within the district can continue to attend their original elementary school if parents provide transportation. The policy defines residency and clarifies that the student can continue to attend the elementary school through completion of elementary school. It also allows siblings who had not started elementary school before the move to go to their sibling's school. Paul Nenninger and Charles Bertand voting against it.
* Authorized the district to participate in the Missouri School District Advance Funding Program. Through collaboration with other school districts, the district will be loaned money it needs for cash flow in November and December before tax revenue arrives in January. The district will repay the principal in January, and then could potentially earn interest from the money. Misty Clifton, the district's director of finance, said an advantage is lower borrowing rates. Charles Bertrand voted against the motion.
* Rejected a Missouri School Board Association Resolution that supports Missouri Congressman Sam Graves' No Child Left Behind Recess Until Reauthorization Act. The act proposes suspending the implementation of future sanctions under No Child Left Behind until it is reauthorized. Paul Nenninger, Charles Bertrand, Tony Smee and Laura Sparkman voted against the resolution, voicing concerns it might be unintentionally perceived by the public as not encouraging accountability.