Normandy School District Drops Lawsuit Challenging Transfer Law

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – The Normandy School District Board of Education and other plaintiffs have today dismissed their lawsuit against the State of Missouri, State Board of Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and various local school districts challenging the state’s transfer law.

On Thursday, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released new school transfer guidelines, recommending limiting the tuition that unaccredited districts pay to districts that receive transfers. It also says that in the future, students should be required to have attended an unaccredited district before they could leave it.

“We were seeking a judicial remedy to address tuition payments, continued local control of the district and our accreditation status,” said William Humphrey, president of the Normandy School District Board of Education. “We believe the presence of the lawsuit caused DESE to respond to our concerns regarding our students and the district’s future.”

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