Missouri schools prepare to accept students from failing St. Louis County districts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

But first the superintendents are working toward a shared protocol for handling the transfers, which were upheld last week by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Already such requests have begun trickling in from parents in the region’s two unaccredited school systems — Normandy and Riverview Gardens — wishing to send their children to Clayton, Ferguson-Florissant and other districts.

Districts in the area will “work to comply in a way that is in the best interests of all children and families,” according to a statement by Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, which was agreed to by about 50 superintendents and school district representatives from across the region.

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