(KTVI) - The University City School Board has decided to hold a work session to reconsider the decision to turn away 80 Normandy transfer students. The board was pushed to reconsider by the argument that the transfer students had become attached to their new school and shouldn't be rejected.
Some board members say University City could lose its accreditation if transfer students remain. Some also say that Normandy needs all of the transfer students back in order to move forward and become financially sound. This month, the state took over the bankrupt Normandy District. It will no longer be considered unaccredited and that is why the state transfer law can no longer force surrounding school districts to accept Normandy transfer students.
More than 1,000 students transferred last year and it cost Normandy nearly $10 million for tuition and busing.
University City is just one of several districts that initially announced that Normandy transfer students would be sent back to the now state run district.
The final decision should be made within two weeks. It will be before the July 17th school board meeting.