Normandy School District
University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.
A group of Normandy school district parents has filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.
The Clayton School District will allow Normandy students to return next school year.
Its finances worsened this past year, in part, because of a state law that requires unaccredited districts to pay the costs of students choosing to transfer elsewhere.
The announcement follows a decision by the State of Missouri to replace the unaccredited Normandy School District with the newly formed Normandy School Collaborative on July 1.
The district’s board voted Thursday to tell students who had already transferred from Normandy that they will not be allowed to return to University City in the fall.
Councilman Steve Stenger notes that the Children’s Service Fund has more than $75 million unallocated funds available.
The 400 students who transferred to the Francis Howell School District will no longer be able to attend school there.
On Thursday, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released new school transfer guidelines.
The State Board of Education took steps to break the cycle of low achievement and fundamentally change the way Normandy schools will function