Francis Howell http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Francis Howell Parents Express Outrage Over Incoming Normandy Students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/francis-howell-parents-express-outrage-over-incoming-normandy-students <p>The Francis Howell School district is scrambling to accommodate St. Louis County's Normandy School students after a recent State Supreme Court ruling that students from unaccredited schools can be bussed to accredited schools in the same or adjacent counties.</p><p>Nearly three thousand parents attended a Francis Howell forum Thursday night to voice their concerns.</p><p>For almost three hours, parents raised a variety of issues - how it'll be paid for, how it will impact test scores and accreditation - but there was one concern that dwarfed all the others: security.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:17:36 +0000 Chris McDaniel 28166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Francis Howell Parents Express Outrage Over Incoming Normandy Students Morning headlines: Mo. House gives first-round approval for local control of the STL police, Francis Howell to cut 100 jobs, Il trooper workers comp denied, 5th mountain lion sighting confirmed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-mo-house-gives-first-round-approval-local-control-stl-police-francis-howell <ul><li>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would return control of the <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/">St. Louis Police Department to </a>the city. The department has been under state control since the Civil War. Last year, the bill fell 12 votes short of first-round approval, but this year it passed overwhelmingly, with more than 75 percent of lawmakers voting yes. Supporters added a new argument this year: that it doesn&#39;t make sense to subsidize the St. Louis Police Department while having to cut the state budget in other areas. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:18:30 +0000 Julie Bierach 561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Mo. House gives first-round approval for local control of the STL police, Francis Howell to cut 100 jobs, Il trooper workers comp denied, 5th mountain lion sighting confirmed