school transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org en University City Says No To Normandy Transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-says-no-normandy-transfers <p><strong><em>Updated at 5:07 p.m., Fri., June 27. &nbsp; &nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>The University City School District’s board voted Thursday evening no longer to accept transfer students from Normandy.</p><p>The 80 students who were signed up to return to the district but can no longer continue in the transfer program join the 350 students who, a week ago, were told they could no longer go to school in Francis Howell.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37572 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City Says No To Normandy Transfers With District About To Lapse, Elected Normandy Board Holds Final Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/district-about-lapse-elected-normandy-board-holds-final-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With some anger, some defiance and some celebration, the elected board of the Normandy school district held its final meeting Thursday night.</span></p><p>On Tuesday, the district will be replaced by the Normandy Schools Collaborative, to be run by a board whose members have not yet all been appointed. Ty McNichols is set to remain as superintendent, but he and other administrators will be working without contracts.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:17:11 +0000 Dale Singer 37570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With District About To Lapse, Elected Normandy Board Holds Final Meeting Parents Of Normandy Transfer Students Wait To See If Districts Will Follow Francis Howell’s Lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parents-normandy-transfer-students-wait-see-if-districts-will-follow-francis-howell-s-lead <p>Anxiety crept through SheRon Chaney when she heard that the Francis Howell School District would no longer accept about 350 transfer students from Normandy who were signed up to continue in the program.&nbsp;</p><p>“Last year we were hopeful, this year we’re fearful,” she said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:43:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parents Of Normandy Transfer Students Wait To See If Districts Will Follow Francis Howell’s Lead Big Questions And Small Ones Linger About Normandy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/big-questions-and-small-ones-linger-about-normandy <p>While the Missouri board of education wrestles with big questions concerning&nbsp; Normandy schools – who will run them, how will the curriculum change, how can student achievement be raised – parents in the district have much more personal concerns:</p><p>Will their children still be able to transfer to nearby accredited districts in the coming school year?</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:02:40 +0000 Dale Singer 37154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Big Questions And Small Ones Linger About Normandy Normandy Seeks Court Order Blocking State Takeover http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-seeks-court-order-blocking-state-takeover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normandy School&nbsp;District filed a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201406/File_stamped_Motion_for_Temporary_Restraining_Order_06.13.14.pdf">motion Friday seeking to block the state’s takeover of the district</a> as of June 30 and its replacement by a new Normandy Schools Collaborative run by a state-appointed board.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:38:24 +0000 Dale Singer 37160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Seeks Court Order Blocking State Takeover Breitenfeld Won Student Transfer Case But Now Home Schools Children, Faces Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breitenfeld-won-student-transfer-case-now-home-schools-children-faces-bankruptcy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Missouri schools begin preparing for another year of student transfers, the woman who brought the case all the way to the state Supreme Court is at the brink of bankruptcy and wondering where her daughters will get their education this fall.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:11:29 +0000 Dale Singer 36913 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breitenfeld Won Student Transfer Case But Now Home Schools Children, Faces Bankruptcy Editor's Weekly: Searching For Coherence In An Atomized World http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-searching-coherence-atomized-world <p>Some of St. Louis Public Radio’s best work this week wasn’t breaking news. It was making sense of news that broke days or even months earlier.</p><p>It’s been a year since the court ruling that opened the door to student transfers from Normandy and Riverview Gardens to Francis Howell, Mehlville, Kirkwood and other districts. <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-year-later-no-end-sight-school-transfer-turmoil" target="_self">Reporter Dale Singer circled back</a> this week to ask key participants to reflect on their hopes, fears and actual experiences.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:07:51 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 36935 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Searching For Coherence In An Atomized World One Year Later, No End In Sight To School Transfer Turmoil http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-year-later-no-end-sight-school-transfer-turmoil <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One year ago Wednesday, the Missouri Supreme Court threw the lives of thousands of students, teachers, parents and school administrators into a turmoil that shows no signs of stopping.</span></p><p></p><p>By <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=62575">unanimously overturning</a>&nbsp;a lower court ruling and allowing students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to nearby accredited schools, the court enforced a 20-year-old law in a way that no one had foreseen would ever happen.</p><p>As a result:</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:11:03 +0000 Dale Singer 36879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One Year Later, No End In Sight To School Transfer Turmoil A Year After Decision In Student Transfer Case, Mother Who Started It All Reflects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/year-after-decision-student-transfer-case-mother-who-started-it-all-reflects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A &nbsp;year ago today, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that students who live in unaccredited school districts should be able to transfer to better schools, with their home districts having to foot the bill. The </span><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=62575" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">decision</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> opened the door for about 2,000 kids in the north county districts of Normandy and Riverview Gardens to transfer to nearby schools.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:10:16 +0000 Jess Jiang 36884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Year After Decision In Student Transfer Case, Mother Who Started It All Reflects State Plan For Normandy Includes Tuition Cap, No New Transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-plan-normandy-includes-tuition-cap-no-new-transfers <p>Missouri education officials are going to recommend that under the new Normandy school entity, which takes effect July 1, students who have transferred from that district to nearby accredited districts would still be able to do so, but tuition rates would be capped at about $7,200. No new transfers would be allowed.</p><p>Under the state plan, the transportation situation for transfer students would stay the same.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:55:23 +0000 Dale Singer 36780 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Plan For Normandy Includes Tuition Cap, No New Transfers