Normandy School District
Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is “open to any and every idea.”
Due to a boil order that is in effect for several north County communities, all classes in the Normandy School District will be cancelled today.
Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”
The Normandy district has been unaccredited since January and now also is having financial troubles.
The vote came Thursday morning during a special meeting at the district’s headquarters.
Parents are angry because they see their district as worsening after an exodus of students from the unaccredited district over the summer.
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.
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.
Normandy is projected to run out of money in March. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Legislature must approve the education budget.
Charlie Brennan – Friday, September 13th – Dr. Art McCoy on Student Transfer to Ferguson-Florissant; Andrew Vaughn and Katie Hartford Hogue on John Hartford; and Frmr. NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton
Charlie talks with Dr. Art McCoy of the Ferg-Flor School District about student transfers from Riverview Gardens and Normandy; with Andrew Vaughn and Katie Hartford Hogue about Bluegrass Musician John Hartford; and with Bill Bratton, former NYC Police Commissiner and former L.A. Police Chief about urban crime.