The Art of the Student Transfer Program

The Art of the Student Transfer Program

In 1993, the state of Missouri passed the Outstanding Schools Act. Section 167.131 of this law states that an unaccredited district must pay the tuition and transportation cost for students to attend an accredited school district. The Riverview Gardens School District (RGSD) was one of three unaccredited school districts in the state of Missouri in 2013. With close to 6,000 students, RGSD, located in St. Louis, Missouri, was forced to implement this program. While the majority of media reports focused on the political, financial, and school perspectives of the program, many of the personal family stories were neglected. Completed as part of a dissertation, this documentary highlights the personal experiences and stories of those who have been impacted by this program. The unique experiences and perspectives of these participants are based on the decisions that were made by each family, related to what has become known as the Student Transfer Program (STP). One of the participants (Jennifer) decided to keep her children enrolled in RGSD following implementation of the STP. Another participant (Michelle) decided to exercise her right to transfer her children from RGSD and enroll them in an accredited school district, at the expense of RGSD. The final participant (Tiffany) initially decided to transfer her children from RGSD to an accredited school district, but later that same year returned to RGSD. Watch to learn exactly how complex of an issue equitable education is.

Running Time
43 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Short
Howard Fields
Howard Fields, Howard Fields
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Art of the Student Transfer Program» (19)

Brian Clark avatar
Brian Clark

I loved this movie! It was refreshing!

Albert avatar

Turned out to be a really good movie. I enjoyed it.

Cynthia P. avatar
Cynthia P.

It's a great movie I give it 10 out of 10

Laura S. avatar
Laura S.

I was extremely excited to see this movie, because I am starting to get into Howard Fields.

Joe Patterson avatar
Joe Patterson

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Nicholas E. avatar
Nicholas E.

The greatest Documentary film I have ever seen. A Masterpiece of film-making.

Ryan Gibson avatar
Ryan Gibson

Very moving, very touching. For that alone, it deserves unalloyed plaudits.

Amber W. avatar
Amber W.

We loved this documentary movie!