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."