The board decided to pay the transportation costs for its students who transferred to the Francis Howell School District.
A Missouri Supreme Court ruling earlier this year said an unaccredited school district like Normandy must pay to bus its students to higher performing district. Normandy chose Francis Howell in St. Charles County and more than 400 Normandy students transferred there.
At last week's meeting, Normandy officials revealed the transportation bill due is a little more than $108,000. But Thursday's agenda says nothing about the board reconsidering the bigger issue of the $1.3 million in September tuition payments due to the 14 districts where Normandy kids transferred.
The Normandy board's decision last week to not pay its transfer bills seems to violate state law. It had some leaders even calling for the state to take over the struggling school district. Normandy Superintendent Ty McNichols is recommending that the board approve the transportation payment.