Schools and businesses damaged during unrest in Ferguson and Dellwood in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are about to get some help.
The number of homeless teens in our area is difficult to determine. Difficult, because while teens are on the street, others do what’s called “couch surf,” or stay with relatives or friends for weeks at a time.
Area school districts are again allowing transfer students from Normandy to enroll in their schools, but one St. Charles County school district is making it more difficult than others.
Some North County adults suggest working with teens to get them involved in improving relations with police.
Two St. Louis-area school districts say they will admit previous transfer students from the Normandy School District.
Normandy students who went to Pattonville, Ritenour and Francis Howell last year will be allowed to go back to those schools this year.
A lawsuit seeking to allow more Normandy School District students to transfer out of the district gets its first hearing this morning.
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.
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.