Normandy School District
Seeking a temporary restraining order against the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
On June 30, the Normandy School District disappears and a state-operated entity takes over, hiring teachers and other staff from scratch.
This afternoon, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education notified Normandy that expenses related to the lawsuit would not be approved.
This week, the state decided to dissolve the district and replace it with a state-run organization.
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.
The road map toward re-accreditation for Normandy schools will be laid out later today.
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.