ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Bye, Bye Miss American Pie. Normandy might be driving to the levy to find out that it’s completely dry.
This April was the time frame that state education officials feared the district would go broke paying student transfer tuition and transportation.
Superintendent Ty McNichols is remaining optimistic that they will not deplete their funds before the end of this year. He says that they aren’t out of money quite yet and hopes that legislation will approve something to at least get them to the last day of operations.
“Part of the reason that we have not depleted our funds on April 1, is because we still have bills we need to pay,” McNichols says. “So, we are behind in the payment in some of our general bills.”
However, he says while the state Education Department has promised students they’ll make it through the end of the school year in June, he isn’t privy to just how the state will work that out financially.
“Now, financially I don’t know how they do that,” McNichols says. “I’ve not been given directions on how they’re going to do that. They now have a final oversight on our budget. So, I guess they will make some decisions that they believe will assure that happens.”
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