4 districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 31 2014 Jul 31, 2014 Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:34:35 AM CDT July 31, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A lawsuit by Normandy school district parents over changes to student attendance rules has been scaled back after the state again altered its transfer policy.

Seven parents sued the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the new Normandy Schools Collaborative earlier this month in St. Louis County Circuit Court. The complaint named the Brentwood, Clayton, Ladue, Parkway, Pattonville and Ritenour school systems.

On Wednesday, the plaintiffs asked a judge to drop all but Pattonville and Ritenour from the lawsuit because the other districts have agreed to accept Normandy students.

The state is now allowing students who transferred in 2013-14 to remain at their new schools regardless of where they attended the previous year. The state initially required prospective transfers to have also attended district schools in 2012-13.

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