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 Clayton School District will allow Normandy students to return next school year.
Its finances worsened this past year, in part, because of a state law that requires unaccredited districts to pay the costs of students choosing to transfer elsewhere.
Councilman Steve Stenger notes that the Children’s Service Fund has more than $75 million unallocated funds available.
The Missouri State Board of Education is preparing to weigh the future for St. Louis County’s unaccredited Normandy school district.
The Missouri Board of Education voted today to lapse the unaccredited Normandy School District, and replace it with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, a new local education agency, and a new governing board.
The road map toward re-accreditation for Normandy schools will be laid out later today.
Two years ago, 10-day suspensions appeared to be the norm in the Normandy School District, but that’s not the case anymore.
A proposal to overhaul a Missouri school transfer law won state House approval Wednesday after lawmakers pared back provisions that could allow some students to attend a private school at local taxpayers’ expense.