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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says tuition payments for student transfers will be reduced for an unaccredited district in St. Louis County.

State law requires unaccredited school districts pay tuition for students who want to transfer. One such district is the Normandy School District. The district will be dissolved June 30 and replaced with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, whose governing board will be selected by state education officials.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Nicastro met with St. Louis-area superintendents Friday. Nicastro says the reduced tuition would help keep the new school system afloat and that she would like surrounding districts to allow transfer students to remain.

Nicastro also plans to ask the State Board of Education to give the Normandy collaborative no accreditation status. That would end transfers.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

5 comments

  • George W. Money

    You never here about this kind of thing in lower class areas like Jeffco. Just in the darker parts of the state.

  • voter

    Chris needs to get out other school district tuition charge if Normandy school district CAN NOT afford the tuition cost of the transfer THEN INCREASE THE TAXES IN THE NORMANDY DISTRICT and stop the BS

    have a nice day

    • rose

      Voter, Exactly, taxes are higher in certain school districts, when they need money they raise the tax. In the Normandy school district higher taxes would effect, almost, only landlords. they collect enough from Hud and other programs to pay higher taxes for the children living in their properties.

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