Normandy Schools Again Unaccredited

CBS St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s State Board of Education has voted to classify the Normandy school system as unaccredited again.

Board members on Tuesday restored the St. Louis County school district’s classification as failing. The state board in June 2014 placed it out of the state accreditation system.

That was intended to exempt the district from the state’s transfer law, which requires failing districts to pay tuition if students switch to better-performing schools nearby. That’s meant financial hardship for Normandy.

But a St. Louis County Circuit Court ruling in February invalidated the state board’s earlier decision. That ruling required that they allow students to leave the district, and that the district be labeled as unaccredited.

Tuesday’s State Board of Education decision now officially reclassifies Normandy as unaccredited.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View original post


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s