Normandy School District
Missouri lawmakers are trying to resolve differences on legislation revising the state’s law on student transfers from failing school districts.
Two years ago, 10-day suspensions appeared to be the norm in the Normandy School District, but that’s not the case anymore.
A proposal to overhaul a Missouri school transfer law won state House approval Wednesday after lawmakers pared back provisions that could allow some students to attend a private school at local taxpayers’ expense.
More than 200 students are taking part in a program that could earn them scholarship money.
District is financially-strapped, partly because of school transfer costs.
This April, Normandy is expected to go broke, but Superintendent McNichols has hope that they may last until the last day of school.
Normandy School District is wrapping up a week of rallies and celebrations, unifying the district that’s trying not to fall apart.
The district contended they would have to have $5 million to make it through the academic year without becoming insolvent. The House approved the $5 million, but the Senate didn’t go along.
The bill Thursday includes money to keep Normandy School District afloat.
Normandy is one step closer to getting the funds it needs to stave off bankruptcy.