Normandy School District files suit against state of Missouri

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Normandy School District filed suit against the State of Missouri, the Missouri State Board of Education, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and twenty St. Louis area school districts.  They are challenging Transfer Law.

The Missouri Board of Education voted Tuesday to replace it July first with a new version of the district within the old boundaries and a new governing board. Missouri education leaders hope the changes will give the unaccredited and struggling district a fresh start.

This is part of a statement released by the district, “Following recent decisions by the state legislature and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Normandy School District, along with several parents and tax paying residents, today filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County challenging the validity and implementation of the Missouri State Statute that requires unaccredited school districts to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who wish to transfer out of struggling school districts.”

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8 comments

  • Cit Riverview

    This is more waste of Tax payer money. This is about a few people who sit on their board of education(elected) don’t want to lose their positions (power)

  • Martha young'Turner

    This is just a bunch of idiots that don’t want to lose their jobs. If the had handle the money right maybe they wouldn’t be in this problem. Quit wasting tax payers dollars because of your own short comings. The state should just do away with the district and let the surrounding districts pick up area.

  • Steven Sweeney

    They finna to sue..State should eliminate the dead weight of this district which has proven to be a burden on the taxpayer and the community.Good riddance!

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