COPY-KC officials: Loss of accreditation disappointing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City school officials say the decision by a state board to revoke the district's accreditation is a setback but won't have an immediate effect on students.

The officials held a news conference Tuesday following the vote of the state Board of Education met in Jefferson City.

Interim Superintendent R. Stephen Green says the decision is disappointing but that officials understand its basis. Green says community involvement will be critical to regaining accreditation.

Acting Kansas City School Board president Derek Richey says the development won't affect students applying for college because the district is accredited by the North Central Association.

The district has set up a phone bank this week to answer questions from parents and scheduled town hall meetings Wednesday and Thursday.

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