Missouri lawmakers are facing pressure to address a student transfer law and unaccredited school districts.
Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro says there are pressing concerns in Normandy given the money being spent on tuition and transportation for the transfer students.
The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri said Thursday that the five families mulling a suit against the Mehlville district have received suitable school assignments.
The Ferguson-Florissant district was going to have to use $3 million from its reserve to balance its budget but it will wind up with a $1.2 million surplus.
District Chief Financial Officer Ennis Moss says transportation will cost about $601,000 per year. He says it was a decision the district had to make quickly.