Superintendent optimistic that Normandy will not close

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NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)-- Trying to save the Normandy School District from bankruptcy.  The superintendent is heading to Jefferson City Thursday to convince lawmakers to help.

Normandy schools may not have to close on April 1st, even though that`s when they're expected to run out of money.

The district is counting on the legislature to bail it out, but until then the superintendent says there are ways to stay open by setting priorities and possible budget cuts.

The district's been plagued with problems for some time, but it all came to a head when Normandy lost its accreditation and, at the beginning of the school year, was required to pay for tuition and transportation for any students wanting to transfer out of the failing district.

To try and compensate, the district did make some cuts.  They've closed an elementary school and laid off 100 teachers trying to stay afloat.

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