MEHLVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – Mehlville School District will now be forced to take transfer students from the failing Riverview Gardens School District.

District Superintendent Scott Spurgeon says Mehlville was chosen based on a list of criteria, including academic excellence and ability to take on transfer students. He says he talked to Mehlville’s Superintendent right before the meeting.

“There reaction was very positive and supportive in making sure that we take care of all of our children.” Superintendent Spurgeon told KMOX.

Parents can now choose to stay in the failing district, move to another on their own dime, or go to Mehlville for free.

The deadline to apply for that free transfer to Mehlville is August first.

Meanwhile, Tuesday was the first day Normandy District parents could request a transfer for their children from the unaccredited district to Francis Howell Schools.

It was the first day of registration for the coming school year as well.

A district spokesman says there was a rush in the morning but the number of parents coming in slowed down in the afternoon.

Parents have until August first to request a transfer. No word yet on how many parents requested a transfer on the first day to do so.


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