St. Louis Families' Transfer Lawsuits In Doubt
Lawsuits brought by families who want the St. Louis school district to pay to send their children to an accredited suburban school district are in question after the St. Louis district regained its accreditation last week.
Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation costs to send students living within their boundaries to accredited districts in the same or an adjoining county.
Several families who were already sending their children to school in Clayton sued the St. Louis district after it lost its accreditation in 2007.
The case is still pending before the Missouri Supreme Court, and its outcome could affect families in the unaccredited districts of Kansas City and Riverview Gardens and the soon-to-be unaccredited Normandy district.