On June 30, the Normandy School District disappears and a state-operated entity takes over, hiring teachers and other staff from scratch.
Dianna Sumner teaches social studies at Carnahan High School in South St. Louis.
Walking school buses are catching on in school districts nationwide because they are seen as a way to fight childhood obesity, improve attendance rates and ensure that kids get to school safely.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.
This week, the state decided to dissolve the district and replace it with a state-run organization.
Legislation addressing vacancies on the Missouri State Board of Education is awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.
The Missouri Board of Education voted today to lapse the unaccredited Normandy School District, and replace it with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, a new local education agency, and a new governing board.
A bill aimed at fixing Missouri’s school transfer law could be heading to the governor’s desk as soon as today, but whether Jay Nixon will sign it remains a question.
A Francis Howell parent is fighting to have a sex education book removed from the districts library, because of explicit content.
Missouri lawmakers are trying to resolve differences on legislation revising the state’s law on student transfers from failing school districts.