NORMANDY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) – Students from Normandy schools in St. Louis County are asking Missouri lawmakers to save their school district.

Tuesday, KMOX reported the decision by the Senate Appropriations Committee to reduce the state funds for Normandy from $5 million approved by the house to $1.5 million. Committee Chair Kurt Schaefer says that should still provide a financial cushion for the district.

The Department of Education tells KMOX, Normandy’s financial situation is still fragile but it does believe the amount appropriated will get Normandy through this school year and allow them to pay the tuition for transfer students.

Almost 100 Normandy students were traveling to the Capitol, along with Superintendent Ty McNichols, school board members and community supporters.

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