Tuition Payments Squeezing Normandy’s Budget

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The Normandy School District has received its first batch of tuition bills for transfer students who left the unaccredited district.

A spokes person for the district said for the partial month of August the total to be paid to other districts is $750,000.

Normandy Assistant Superintendent Mick Willis says that was a little less than they expect, but nevertheless the district is facing a financial crisis.

Wills says Normandy has about $9.5 million dollars in its rainy-day-fund, but if things continue to go the way they’re going, tuition payments will top $12 million by the end of this school year.

“We’re open to anybody who might want to send money our way,” joked Wills. But in a more serious tone he says he just doesn’t know what the district will do.

Later this month, Normandy will get the official enrollment count. Then they will be able to see how many students left the district, and begin to identify cuts.

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