Normandy School District http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Normandy Faces Big Deficits -- If It Survives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-faces-big-deficits-if-it-survives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Depending on how tuition calculations for transfer students are figured for the coming school year, the Normandy School District – if it still exists – could end the upcoming school year with a deficit of as much as $11.7 million, district officials said Tuesday.</span></p><p>Addressing the latest meeting of a task force formed to determine options for Normandy’s future, Mick Willis, the district’s assistant superintendent of operations, presented four scenarios for the 2014-15 school year.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:21:07 +0000 Dale Singer 35326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Faces Big Deficits -- If It Survives Voters Back Incumbents in Normandy, Ferguson-Florissant School Board Elections http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/voters-back-incumbents-normandy-ferguson-florissant-school-board-elections <p></p><p><strong><em>Updated at 8:30 a.m., Wed., April 9.</em></strong></p><p>School board elections brought little change to Normandy and Ferguson-Florissant. In Normandy, three incumbents were facing four challengers for spots on the seven-person board. The winners were current board members Jeanette Pulliam with 19.07 percent and William Humphrey with 16 percent of the vote. A challenger, Gwendolyn Buggs, earned a seat on the board with a little more than 15 percent of the vote.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:12:25 +0000 Tim Lloyd 35146 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Voters Back Incumbents in Normandy, Ferguson-Florissant School Board Elections Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-all-school-board-races-are-ho-hum-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School board elections often prompt little more than a ripple of public interest, but they are stirring up quite a bit more in at least two north St. Louis County districts this spring.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:24:04 +0000 Dale Singer 34964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year Discussion: What Are The Characteristics Of A Good School Board Member? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-are-characteristics-good-school-board-member <p>On Tuesday, April 8, voters will take to the polls to elect board members for their local school districts. April elections, with their focus on local issues such as schools and municipalities, traditionally have a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/municipal-school-board-elections-among-matters-stake-april-8-election">low turnout</a>. However, the results of these elections have a big impact on people’s day-to-day lives, including the policies implemented in their children’s schools.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:55:38 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34901 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Are The Characteristics Of A Good School Board Member? Normandy Not Bankrupt Now, But Its Future Remains Cloudy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-not-bankrupt-now-its-future-remains-cloudy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normandy School District isn’t going broke at the beginning of April, as some education officials had forecast in recent months. But that doesn’t mean that the district’s future is secure.</span></p><p>At Monday night’s meeting of the state task force formed to recommend the future direction of the district, officials from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said that Normandy’s future depends in large part on what bills the General Assembly may pass before it adjourns in mid-May.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:11:53 +0000 Dale Singer 34890 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Not Bankrupt Now, But Its Future Remains Cloudy Normandy Is Gaining Public Support, Task Force Is Told http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-gaining-public-support-task-force-told <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents of the 24 communities that make up the Normandy School District are rallying behind the schools as their fate is being decided in Jefferson City, a task force studying the district’s future was told Thursday.</span></p><p>Chris Krehmeyer, president and CEO of the group Beyond Housing, said that just as its 24:1 initiative has helped revitalize the area in general, with more options for basic services such as banking and groceries, it also has generated more support for the schools.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:56:15 +0000 Dale Singer 34803 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Is Gaining Public Support, Task Force Is Told Missouri Senate Advances Smaller Subsidy For Normandy Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-advances-smaller-subsidy-normandy-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a task force continues its work on how the Normandy School District will operate next school year, lawmakers are moving ahead on appropriating money to help the district finish the current year without going broke.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:36:14 +0000 Dale Singer 34753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Advances Smaller Subsidy For Normandy Schools Supporters of Normandy School District Rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-normandy-school-district-rally <p></p><p></p><p>“Normandy Strong” was the cry Saturday at a rally for supporters of the Normandy School District, whose future is uncertain after losing accreditation and bearing the tuition costs of students transferred to other districts.</p><p>Officials estimate the district will be bankrupt in April if millions of dollars in supplemental funding isn’t approved by the legislature. Supporters are hopeful that the district, currently unaccredited, can survive this school year and beyond. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:41:27 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34452 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supporters of Normandy School District Rally Normandy Transition Panel Will Now Hold Public Meetings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-transition-panel-will-now-hold-public-meetings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A task force formed to make recommendations on the future of the Normandy School&nbsp;District will be conducting its future business in public, state education officials said Thursday.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:46:55 +0000 Dale Singer 34400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Transition Panel Will Now Hold Public Meetings Panel On Normandy's Future Begins Meeting In Private http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/panel-normandys-future-begins-meeting-private <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state-appointed task force charged with mapping the future of the Normandy School District has begun meeting in private to come up with recommendations for state school officials by the time the legislative session ends in May.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:06:47 +0000 Dale Singer 34338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panel On Normandy's Future Begins Meeting In Private