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)

Brittany Carter avatar
Brittany Carter

loved it wow what a work

Ryan G. avatar
Ryan G.

Great movie see it a while back and just loved it and had to have it on your player to own it

Justin Anderson avatar
Justin Anderson

I love love love this keeps you on the edge of your seat must see movie its truly amazing on sooo many levels

Terry Webb avatar
Terry Webb

Howard Fields did great job! This film is a visual spectacle with beautiful wide shots and a great storyline!

Theresa A. avatar
Theresa A.

i had to give this movie a 10/10, and i only have 4 movies that i would rate that way in my life time. If there is anything you do this year, make it a trip to watch this movie!

Amanda Bennett avatar
Amanda Bennett

It`s a wonderful movie. In my opinion it`s a best movie what I see!

Helen H. avatar
Helen H.

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

Johnny Richardson avatar
Johnny Richardson

This one movie that I would buy to keep in my collection. It's a great movie

Christian W. avatar
Christian W.

It is a great story!!! Howard Fields and his crew obviously put a lot of time into the story.

Joseph Garcia avatar
Joseph Garcia

I'm surprised I've not watched it sooner but hugely enjoyed every moment of this film. This film is up there in my top 10 films!

Barbara Mason avatar
Barbara Mason

Awesome job on producing the movie. Very intense! Kept me on edge.