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Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Elementary and Secondary Education
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DESE

Statement on Francis Howell School District Refusing Normandy Student Transfers

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.

Normandy Schools Collaborative to Operate with New Leadership

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:

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