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Missouri education officials will hold a public hearing from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. this evening regarding their plan for troubled schools, according to an announcement made this morning by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The hearing will take place at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, in the JC Penney Auditorium, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis. The education department is gathering feedback regarding its draft plan for support and intervention in unaccredited school districts. A similar hearing was held Monday in Kansas City. 

“Your feedback is necessary and important to this process,” Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said in the press statement. “We want to ensure every child in Missouri has access to high quality schools in their community in order to be prepared for college and career success.”

Anyone wishing to make comments may sign up to do so at the meeting. Those who cannot attend the hearing may view the plan and offer feedback by visiting www.dese.mo.gov/unaccredited-districts.