Stanton Lawrence http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Superintendent Of Troubled Normandy School District To Step Down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/superintendent-troubled-normandy-school-district-step-down <p>The superintendent of the <a href="http://www.normandy.k12.mo.us/">Normandy School District</a> in St. Louis announced that he will be stepping down in June.</p><p>In a letter to the school board today, Dr. Stanton Lawrence cited personal and family reasons for his resignation. This is his fifth year as superintendent. His contract was set to expire in 2015.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:12:01 +0000 Tina Eaton 5554 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Superintendent Of Troubled Normandy School District To Step Down Normandy School District loses accreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-school-district-loses-accreditation <P>The <A href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">Missouri Board of Education</A> has voted unanimously to strip the accreditation from another St. Louis-area school district.</P> <P><A href="http://www.normandy.k12.mo.us/">Normandy schools</A> had been under provisional accreditation for the past year, but had been “on thin ice,” in the words&nbsp;of State Board Member Peter Herschend (R, Branson).&nbsp; He says the district has again failed to meet the minimum nine out of 14 performance standards required for accreditation.</P> <P>“If you look at the academic results in all of the core content areas, save one, they are at the bottom end of attainment," Herschend said.&nbsp; "Do I think that’s significant?&nbsp; You’re damn right I think that’s significant!” Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:31:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy School District loses accreditation State Board: Normandy School District accreditation to keep provisional status, for now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-board-normandy-school-district-accreditation-keep-provisional-status-now <p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">State Board of Education</a> has voted unanimously to keep the<a href="http://www.normandy.k12.mo.us/"> Normandy School District </a>in St. Louis County provisionally accredited.</p><p>Normandy may retain that status for up to a year -- however, the State Board could also choose to revoke the provisional accreditation entirely at any time during the next year.&nbsp; State Board Member Peter Herschend says Normandy schools are improving, but not enough to warrant full accreditation. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:00:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Board: Normandy School District accreditation to keep provisional status, for now