It was a night of congratulations for the Riverview Garden’s School district as the state education department met with parents for an update on the district’s progress.
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 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.
Missouri Senate committee tackles a student transfer law and addresses struggling school districts such as Normandy and Riverview Gardens.
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.
The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.
The first were scheduled Monday in St. Charles and St. Louis, where student transfers out of unaccredited districts have received particular attention.
Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, says the district had 99 percent attendance on the first day.
The $385,000 contract with The Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust seeks recommendations by January that could later be implemented in the Kansas City School District and potentially also in Normandy, Riverview Gardens or any other districts that become unaccredited.
Rep. Mike Colona, D-. St. Louis, says he feels good about the eventual outcome because stakeholders, including parents and children, will have input.