Normandy Seeks Restraining Order in Transfer Fight
ST. LOUIS (AP) - An unaccredited St. Louis-area school district is seeking a temporary restraining order against the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which won't let the district pay its legal fees in a court fight over student transfers.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the motion filed Friday by the Normandy School District also attempts to prevent the state from withholding more than $2 million the district hasn't paid to area school districts that took in its transferring students.
The state's transfer law requires an unaccredited school district to pay the tuition costs for students who transfer to a different district. Normandy officials say that is bankrupting the district and isn't fair to the students who remain.