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Steve Stenger, county councilman and candidate for county executive.

Steve Stenger, county councilman and candidate for county executive.

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Councilman Steve Stenger is calling on the Missouri State Board of Education to reverse its decision preventing Normandy students from returning to schools they attended last year under Missouri’s transfer law.

Stenger also proposes allocating money from the St. Louis County Children’s Services Fund for the Normandy School District children at the next county council meeting.

“The goal of the Children’s Service Fund is to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in St. Louis County by investing in the creation and maintenance of an integrated system of home and community-based programs including crisis and family intervention services and prevention programs which promote healthy lifestyles among St. Louis County’s children and youth and strengthen families,” a statement from the Councilman says.

Stenger notes that the Children’s Service Fund has more than $75 million unallocated funds available.

Just last Friday, the Francis Howell School District announced it would no longer accept hundreds of Normandy students who had attended school there.

Stenger says the state board should allow all children to attend the schools they transferred to, and the state should bear the cost.

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