Normandy School District files suit against state of Missouri
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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