University City School District sending transfer students back to Normandy

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The University City School District is sending transfer students back to Normandy schools. Late Thursday night the University City School Board voted on the issue and 82 students who transferred are being sent back.  The students were given a glimpse into what it was like to attend school in an accredited district and now the opportunity has been taken away.

The Francis Howell School District is also sending back nearly 350 Normandy transfer students.  This all began when state law allowed about 1,000 Normandy students to transfer to better performing districts in the area.  At that time, those districts were forced to accept the students but Normandy was left with a $9 million cost that left the district broke. The state is set to take over the district on July 1st.

Last week the state ruled that the districts that accepted the transfer students no longer will be forced to do so.  As a result, the students can be sent back to the new state controlled district which will be known as The Normandy School Collaborative.

The president of the Normandy School Board had this to say about his desire to work with the state.

"We welcome the department of elementary and secondary education`s reaching out to this elected school board to have a melding of the two groups so that we can move the Normandy schools forward."

32 comments

  • Fed Up

    “……the state ruled that the districts that accepted the transfer students no longer will be forced to do so.” Finally some common sense on behalf of the state of Missouri!

  • Cit Riverview

    The problem I have are those kids who really want to except an education ( To Many Blacks don’t) will suffer. Saying that, maybe this is a wake up call to the black community if you truly value your children stop this nonsense about behavior you as a parent/s allow from your children as a whole. It is of my opinion these parent/s that allow it, should be put in jail for child endangerment! its that simple. You, the parent/s are basically handing them over for the state to raise.

  • McDonnell Dino

    I don’t get it; here we have an African American woman and state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal from University City voting not to allow African American children from Normandy to return to the U-City schools because she feels it will lower the U-City test scores. I wonder what the NAACP has to say about this considering after Adolphus Pruitt, president of the St. Louis chapter of the NAACP, said the decision gave the impression that the Francis Howell School Board was living in a bygone era. I guess we could call this Black on Black discrimination.

    • Cit Riverview

      MD,actually she is correct. they will cause a reduction in the overall Map and test scores for their district. I said this before,it was not just the money that cause Francis Howell to send back the kids it was they had a year to examined the test scores of those transferred students and they found in my humble opinion them wanted. Their reason is simple, they were not up to speed with the rest of the student body. But if they FH would have made that public the *rap would have hit the fan, They the parents and school board remember the flack they took at open meeting where many parents stood at an open mic and protested those transferred students. They FH board didn’t want to be tagged as a Racist community,which they are not.

  • Daaaa

    Excellent point “CIT Review”!! It is high time that the Black community take responisbility for what is going on in their communities and schools. The RACE CARD simply doesn’t work anymore!!
    I doubt it will be a wake up call!

    • Fed Up

      Well said “DAAAA”……Normandy’s problems are not the responsibility of Missouri taxpayers or the superior accredited schools.

  • Mei

    Ain’t nothing racist about U city that is a black school district. My kids are in U city district. Guess what them kids need to work it out in there own district. We don’t
    need anyone messing up our accreditation!

    • Cit Riverview

      ” them kids need to work it out in there own district. We don’t
      need anyone messing up our accreditation!” Dang,that’s almost like saying “THOSE PEOPLE” code for Black. If your Be Black, that be alright,if you be white,you be a Racist white MOFOLK! The TRUE issue in U city is simply this. You may be a black district, but your not one hundred percent Black. When you district crosses the percentage of 75 to 100% then your district will go down in flames as other black district becoming unaccredited.

    • Cit Riverview

      ” them kids need to work it out in there own district. We don’t
      need anyone messing up our accreditation!” Dang, that’s almost like saying “THOSE PEOPLE” code for Black. If your Be Black, that be alright ,if you be white, you be a Racist white MOFOLK! The TRUE issue in U city is simply this. You may be a black district, but you’re not one hundred percent Black. When you district crosses the percentage of 75 to 100% then your district will go down in flames as other black district becoming unaccredited.

  • Demetrius

    I have no earthly idea why anyone is upset about this, the state took over, its not unaccredited anymore, so just go back to your home district, am I missing something?

  • Karen McKay

    All transfer students test scores revert back to their home schools and not the districts they transferred into. It is sad that many of the remarks posted are unfounded on the way the law was enacted. When misinformation gets a grip it exacerbates problems….The state in-acted the law that (they) mandated…lets hope legislators get it right for the sake of all public schools in Missouri.

    • Cit Riverview

      KM opined ‘”All transfer students test scores revert back to their home schools and not the districts they transferred into”. What does that mean? I’m not going make an comment until you explain that. I won’t hold my breath.

  • justmetoo

    Now? Does this clear up the “racist” remarks about Francis Howell? Hmmmm, Not hearing too much about U City being “racist”. Hmmmmm.

  • carmen

    Why would they take them, according to the story this morning, Normandy said it wasnt even going to pay for last years transfer bill, so screw em…I do feel sorry for these kids living in poverty, 92% of residents in Normandy earn under the poverty line, just a shame

  • Gio

    Until you are fully immersed in the Normandy community your comments mean nothing..You all take your second hand info and make crazy comments. Merely spectators!

    • Cit Riverview

      We are like the Roman’s watching the Christians and the lions in the arena. we all know the outcome. and it not boding well for those Christians(Normandy students). But at least we get free Entertainment. Thumbs down for Normandy!!!!!

  • Gio

    Let those without sin throw the first stone.

    People with glass houses should not throw bricks.

    You will reap what you sow. Keep talking. i’m just saying.

    • Cit Riverview

      Civil people do cast stones at those who are outside the social norms.
      With my glass house I can toss stones,I know the number of a great Glazer.
      If the seed is from Monsanto it takes care of those seed. We as a society can see the parent/s don’t take care of those seed(Normandy students) they foster onto this society.
      I’m just saying.

  • Lizzie

    I’m with GIO. It’s at this time that we should do what we can to inspire and encourage them. NOT put them down. Help in whatever way that we can. Although I don’t live in that area, i sympathize with the children in that community. This is why I do community service in that area, along with my job, and raising my family.

    • Cit Riverview

      How nice for you. After BILLIONS spent on the poor to up life them and we as a country and region still get the same results from a LARGE part of that community. Until they start looking into the Mirror and take stock in their failures and stop making other responsible “This is why I do community service in that area” Where are those well to do blacks when it’s time to cleanup streets parks or in this case a School system? They are nowhere to be found, believe me when I say this, if there were high profile blacks helping the news media would be falling all over themselves getting them on the news. They know those types are no show when help is truly needed. They are taking advantage of people like you.

      • Cit Riverview

        rose,just remember who post this on FOX2 ANTHONY KIEKOW, He’s an African American or Bi-Racial. Like many in the media of his background they have a problem with people presenting facts about the group they hail from. Its like being a radio host and you have the hangup button to cut off anyone whom you disagree with. Just post and understand those who control, will!

      • rose

        CIT, Agreed, they know the problem, just refuse to accept it, will put the blame on anyone anywhere they can, except where it belongs. IQ levels are extremely low. I’m not sure what their potentials are, but I’m sure it could be greater than they are producing.

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