Classes begin Thursday in the Francis Howell district. Nearly 2,600 students from the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts are leaving for better-performing schools
Most parents were supportive of the plan, including resident John Davidson who handed Williams a $100 check to help the incoming students with transportation and other needs.
Both the NAACP and a small group of parents have planned lawsuits against the districts for turning down some students.
Around 300 students will go through a second lottery today to determine where they will attend school after failing to get into their schools of choice in the first lottery last week.
The governor says there are some ways improve Missouri education but he is leaving it up to state legislators and will not call them into a special session, as some have suggested he do.
Two unaccredited St. Louis County school districts now know exactly how many students they’re losing.
A lottery on Friday will determine whether they get their first choices or not.
Originally, the district selected Mehlville but that district says it has room for only about 150 students. More than 400 Riverview Gardens students have requested transfer.
State Policy Director for the Children’s Educational Alliance of Missouri, Kate Casas, says parents will get an outline of their rights and be walked through the process of transfer.
The Riverview Gardens and Normandy school districts are already looking at high costs to send students to accredited districts.