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Hundreds of attendees listen to Normandy School District and state education officials at Normandy High School on November 11, 2013.

Normandy Education Meeting Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”

11/12/2013

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Normandy School Board Votes to Not Pay Tuition Bills

Normandy school parents applaud the board’s decision Thursday night to go delinquent on $1.3 million worth of tuition payments to 14 other districts that have taken in transfers students.

10/25/2013

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School Leaders Ask Missouri Lawmakers for Transfer Fix

A roving panel of Missouri lawmakers started a three-day, statewide fact-finding trip on education policy in a suburban St. Louis school district where hundreds of students from a failing district are being bussed.

09/23/2013

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Mo. State Lawmakers Doubtful About School Reform

Kirkwood Republican Rep. Rick Stream says he will introduce a bill in January allowing accredited districts to limit the number of transfers they must take but he expects strong opposition.

08/08/2013

Francis Howell

Missouri School Transfer Ruling Opens Old Wounds

Classes begin Thursday in the Francis Howell district. Nearly 2,600 students from the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts are leaving for better-performing schools

08/08/2013

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ACLU Says It’s Unconstitutional for Kirkwood, Mehlville to Limit Number of Transfer Students

The group sent letters to Kirkwood and Mehlville School superintendents Friday stating that if they don’t have space for all the students who have applied, then they need to make space.

08/05/2013

School buses

Deadline Day: Last Chance to Leave Normandy and Riverview Gardens Schools

A lottery on Friday will determine whether they get their first choices or not.

08/01/2013

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Few Options, Much Frustration For Normandy Parents

“I have a senior. He’s doomed if he goes wherever we have him going because he’s not going,” one mother said. “He doesn’t need those obstacles.”

07/30/2013

Previous Normandy Meeting (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Town Hall Meeting Tuesday Night to Discuss Transfer Students

State Policy Director for the Children’s Educational Alliance of Missouri, Kate Casas, says parents will get an outline of their rights and be walked through the process of transfer.

07/29/2013

More than 3,000 fearful parents aired their concerns Thursday night over the decision to allow students from unaccredited Normandy schools to transfer to the Francis Howell School District (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Bill Would Give Schools Power to Veto Student Transfers

State Rep. Mark Parkinson says if they really want the power to veto student transfers from Normandy, he will propose the legislation.

07/19/2013

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