Missouri district braces for teacher layoffs, school closure

Friday, October 25, 2013

The budgetary impact of complying with Missouri’s school transfer law is beginning to play out in the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts, where superintendents are outlining cuts to reduce staff and programs.

In Normandy, 103 of the district’s 650 employees will lose their jobs by the end of December, they learned Wednesday. Layoff notices are expected next month. At two districtwide meetings at Normandy High, staff also learned that class sizes will grow to as many as 29 children, some said.

In addition, Bel-Nor Elementary is expected to close.

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