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Senate Reduces Aid to Normandy to $1.5M

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - It looks like the State Senate is not going to give the Normandy School District all the money they asked for to keep operating through the end of the school year.

The Appropriations Committee reduced the supplemental state aid to $1.5 million. The district contended they would have to have $5 million to make it through the academic year without becoming insolvent. The House approved the $5 million, but the Senate didn’t go along.

Normandy ran into financial problems because a Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay transportation and tuition for students to attend nearby accredited schools. As it now stands, it’s projected Normandy could finish the year with about $63,000, which wouldn’t leave much room for unexpected costs.

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