Fewer Students Leaving Normandy, Riverview Gardens
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fewer students in two unaccredited suburban St. Louis school districts are transferring to better-performing districts for the 2014-15 school year.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a combined 2,200 students transferred for the current school year from the Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts. The transfers came quickly after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled last summer that students from unaccredited districts can transfer at their home district's expense.
The deadline for parents to apply to transfer for the next school year was Monday. Normandy had 123 applications, and Riverview Gardens has had 73, though Riverview Gardens extended its deadline until Friday.
The amount of room available for new students to transfer has not been determined. Receiving districts are not planning to release the number of vacancies until June.