Francis Howell School District http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 Mostly Smooth First Day For Transferred Newcomers At Francis Howell Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mostly-smooth-first-day-transferred-newcomers-francis-howell-schools <p><em>Updated at 4:45 p.m. with comments from Francis Howell Central principal Sonny Arnel. Updated 5:39 p.m. with comments from parents and students.</em></p><p>Some transportation hiccups aside, the first day in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles County appears to have gone smoothly.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:42:51 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Erin Williams 28934 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Mostly Smooth First Day For Transferred Newcomers At Francis Howell Schools 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