Normandy School District is wrapping up a week of rallies and celebrations, unifying the district that’s trying not to fall apart.
Normandy is one step closer to getting the funds it needs to stave off bankruptcy.
Missouri Senate committee tackles a student transfer law and addresses struggling school districts such as Normandy and Riverview Gardens.
Money to keep a St. Louis County school district afloat has been included in a midyear spending bill filed in the Missouri House.
CEE-Trust was tapped to come up with a plan last year as a new state law gave the State Board of Education greater powers to intervene in troubled school systems.
Only one board member cast a dissenting vote, making the analogy it was like handing someone a pistol and ask them to kill themselves.
Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”
“It’s very expensive,” Thomas-Murray with St. Louis Public Schools says. “We spent over $2 million in homeless transportation last year.”
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.