WELLSTON, MO (KTVI) – The future of the Normandy School District will be front and center Monday night as state education officials hold hearings on the troubled, unaccredited school district.
The first of two hearings will take place at Normandy High School at 6:30pm Monday. There will be a second state hearing also at the high school in one month.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which is putting on the hearings, says they will focus on the accreditation status and future options for the Normandy School District.
Specifically, state officials will hear a presentation from Normandy leaders about efforts to regain accreditation.
There will be an assessment of community resources that could help in improving schools.
State officials will also receive information regarding Normandy’s compliance with the student transfer process. That could be very interesting, given the Normandy school board’s recent decision not to pay the $1.3 million in tuition bills due to the school districts that are receiving Normandy transfer students.
There could be some emotion at this meeting because the public will have a chance to speak.
Citizens are being asked to limit their comments to five minutes each.
Similar hearings are also planned for Riverview Gardens, the other unaccredited district in the St. Louis area.
Those hearings will take place November 20 and December 16.