ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis Catholic Schools are hoping to draw students from unaccredited St. Louis City Schools by offering financial aid.
After a decision in the Turner versus Clayton case that students can’t transfer from unaccredited to accredited schools for free, St. Louis Catholic Schools want to offer that option. In February Archbishop Carlson announced an initiative to give more scholarships for Catholic Education, and now the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, George Henry says this is the perfect opportunity.
“We will be able to keep children in the Catholic Schools, so they’re not having to leave, and also make it more attractive for families to fill some of the vacant seats that we do have right now,” he said.
He says Catholic Schools plan to begin recruiting students in unaccredited St. Louis schools soon.