Kirkwood Parents Get Answers About Normandy And Riverview Gardens

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KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)-- The Kirkwood School District held a meeting Tuesday to let parents know more about a controversial transfer program.

The district wil accept 152 transfer students from the Normandy and Riverview Gardens School Districts.

It's thanks to a court ruling allowing students in poor performing school districts to transfer to better performing school districts.

"I think those kids deserve a good education, so I am welcoming them here," Kirkwood parent Jennifer Hopkins said.

School starts on Aug. 20 in the Kirkwood district.

The district will also get about $12,000 per transfer student.

The money comes from Normandy and Riverview Gardens. The cost could push the districts into bankruptcy.

During Tuesday's meeting in Kirkwood one parent said that he did not "feel good about taking their resources."

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