The Normandy School District will not draw down an additional $2 million in state funds that was appropriated in the Missouri state budget to help the district finish the school year. Department and district review of financial statements, outstanding bills and bank balances shows that the district will not have a negative balance at the end of June.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Department will do everything we can to ensure access to quality education for the children and families involved.
Unfortunately, the transfer program is not sustainable in its current form. The State Board of Education is working to balance the need for choice with the educational needs of the students served in the Normandy Schools Collaborative.
The Department has issued updated guidance for student transfers from unaccredited to accredited districts. It is non-regulatory guidance provided to offer districts assistance in implementing state law.
The State Board of Education took steps to break the cycle of low achievement and fundamentally change the way Normandy schools will function by approving the transition of Normandy School District to governance under a new appointed board.
Beginning July 1, the district will be reorganized as a new district known as the Normandy Schools Collaborative. The State Board has appointed three members of a Joint Executive Governing Board:
Based upon media reports on May 21, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has notified the Normandy School District that expenses related to a lawsuit against the State Board of Education and area school districts would not be approved.
In support of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s goal that all students graduate ready for college and career, the Department has announced ACT WorkKeys® as an additional academic measure that districts and charter schools can use to gauge students’ proficiency as they graduate from high school. This ass