Statement in Reaction to Judgment in Normandy Student Transfer Lawsuit

Thu 02/12/15 - 17:16

The ruling on Normandy's accreditation reinforces the importance of the General Assembly’s continued urgency on a legislative solution to student transfers this session. The current transfer law is unsustainable, and it leaves unaccredited districts without the resources needed to improve their performance and educate the majority of students who remain in their home district.

Normandy parents and community members told the State Board that they want good schools in their neighborhoods. That can only become a reality if Normandy has the resources it needs. The governing board and the state have worked together to make significant changes in curriculum and educator training and evaluation. We recognize the right of children to transfer according to the current law. Children who stay in Normandy also deserve a chance to succeed. The Department’s legal staff is currently analyzing the ruling.