Two St. Louis-area school districts say they will admit previous transfer students from the Normandy School District.
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.
Only one board member cast a dissenting vote, making the analogy it was like handing someone a pistol and ask them to kill themselves.
Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, says the district had 99 percent attendance on the first day.
The group sent letters to Kirkwood and Mehlville School superintendents Friday stating that if they don’t have space for all the students who have applied, then they need to make space.
The main portion of the bill is focused on dealing with the unaccredited metropolitan districts in St. Louis and Kansas City, but some think the changes would affect schools throughout Missouri.
Dr. Kelvin Adams fears the cost of a mass transfer out of city schools would ruin district
“I would argue that the bill may, in fact, help students in St. Louis and in Kansas City, but it is broadsweeping throughout the state.”
Students in the soon-to-be unaccredited Kansas City School District will be able to transfer to accredited schools starting in January.