Mo. Board Recommends $6.8M for Normandy Schools

5 years 9 months 12 hours ago Tuesday, September 17 2013 Sep 17, 2013 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:38:50 PM CDT September 17, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri education officials are seeking an additional $6.8 million to help an unaccredited school district in the St. Louis area.

The State Board of Education approved the budget request Tuesday for the Normandy district. That's the first step in a process that ultimately requires the support of the governor and Legislature to become a reality.

Students started transferring out of the Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts this year under a state law that requires unaccredited districts to pay the costs for students who want to attend other public schools.

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says Normandy is projected to run out of money in March.

The additional funding recommended Tuesday would come as a supplemental state budget item to be considered after lawmakers convene in January.

 

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