Mehlville School District responds to lawsuit dropped

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MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI)– The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri announced Thursday it will not file suit against the Mehlville School District.

That prompted a statement from the district:

Earlier today, we were contacted by the attorney representing CEAM (Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri) stating they would not be filing a lawsuit at this time. They further cited their original expectations relating to various families and students wishing to attend the Mehlville School District.

Prior to any threats of litigation against us, we were already working tirelessly to accommodate transfer requests to the best of our ability without compromising educational excellence for all children involved. We carefully and appropriately identified our means to accommodate transfer students and we stayed true to that effort throughout the weeks leading up to our first day of school. Our efforts included an ongoing commitment to fill our identified openings even as we received notices from families who ultimately decided not to attend our schools.

In the Mehlville School District students are our number one priority and we stay focused on doing the right things for all kids at all times. This commitment has never been compromised and the threats of litigation against us had no bearing on the outcome.

Dr. Eric D. Knost
Mehlville School District