Mehlville school board to decide on adding more transfer students

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MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI)-- Mehlville school board members went into a closed session Wednesday night to decide if they will accept another 200 plus students from Riverview Gardens.

It was a packed house as parents, students and school officials showed up to Oakville Middle School for an open house. More than 540 kids from the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District applied, only 216 got in. Now there are threats of a lawsuit if the other 200 plus students are not accepted.

Parents asked about transportation and the superintendent said they have no control over it, however he did add that Riverview Gardens has selected a new transport vendor. He went on to say the kids will not go to bus stops they will be picked up door to door.

“I`ve been communicating with them through robocalls since last Saturday and then all of my principals put teams together to call them individually between yesterday and today so they told them what school they were going to," said Kinost.

The district has not released details on whether or not they`ll follow state guidelines to accept all of Riverview’s students. If not the children's education alliance, a pro -school choice group could file a lawsuit on Thursday.

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