JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri education officials are planning public hearings about what to do with the unaccredited Normandy School District in suburban St. Louis.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says hearings are scheduled for Nov. 11 and Dec. 11 at Vikings Hall Auditorium in St. Louis.

The Normandy district has been unaccredited since January and now also is having financial troubles. The district recently decided not to pay tuition for students who have transferred to other nearby districts, despite a state law requiring unaccredited districts to do so.

The state hearings will include testimony from Normandy school officials about their efforts to improve the district. They also will provide an opportunity for the public to comment about long-range plans and the potential for state intervention in unaccredited schools.

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