Expansion of School Choice in Missouri: What does it mean to Planners?

APA Missouri Chapter


Friday, October 20, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT

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The school choice debate in Missouri includes the expansion of charter schools and the introduction of school vouchers that can be used at private schools. Unfortunately, the planning implications of school choice are rarely discussed/considered. This session is an opportunity to learn from the experiences in STL and KC so that Missouri planners can bring a planning perspective if/when school choice legislation impacts their local communities.  Attendees will understand the national context of School Choice (Charters, Vouchers, etc); learn about proposed School Choice legislation in Missouri; and discuss the impacts (positive and negative) School Choice has had in Missouri thus far, and what planners around the state will need to know/understand if school choice expands beyond STL and KC.


Shannon Jaax, AICP

Invited Speaker

Shannon Jaax currently serves as the Director of Planning & Real Estate Services for Kansas City Public Schools, where she oversees the district’s planning efforts and manages the Repurposing Initiative, a nationally-recognized community-driven effort to repurpose 30 closed school sites. Shannon’s career has focused on community and economic development ... Read More

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