A lawsuit seeking to allow more Normandy School District students to transfer out of the district gets its first hearing this morning.
State officials say the struggling St. Louis County school district should be able to make it financially.
University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.
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.
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.
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.
The 400 students who transferred to the Francis Howell School District will no longer be able to attend school there.
Missouri education officials have voted to limit student transfers out of the unaccredited St. Louis County district.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.
This afternoon, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education notified Normandy that expenses related to the lawsuit would not be approved.