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(AP) - Five Missouri school districts want a judge to block transfers of students from the Kansas City district when it loses accreditation Jan. 1.
Missouri law allows children from unaccredited districts to transfer to accredited districts within the same or an adjoining county.
The unaccredited district is required to pay tuition and transportation for students who transfer.
KCTV reports that five neighboring districts announced Monday they filed suit late last week to bar transfers from Kansas City until questions about tuition and transportation costs are answered.
They argue the Kansas City district's policy on the payments is illegal.
The districts are Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, North Kansas City and Raytown.
The Kansas City district offices are closed for the holidays.
A message seeking comment Monday night was not returned.
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