District says transfer students need court order
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Charles County school district is requiring transfer students from the troubled Normandy system to get individual court orders before they can return.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Francis Howell district expects up to 350 students from Normandy in after a judge ruled that school districts must continue to abide by a state law that allows children to leave unaccredited districts for higher performing ones.
The ruling negated a move by the Missouri Board of Education to relieve Normandy from complying with the transfer law. That change briefly allowed school systems to reject Normandy transfers.
The Pattonville, Ritenour and Ferguson-Florissant districts reversed their decisions and now enroll Normandy students. Only Francis Howell requires a court order for each student wanting to re-enroll.