If the district is successful, they'll have to take the final step without outgoing Superintendent R. Stephen Green, who has steered the district from "the brink of state takeover."
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June 26, 2015
After Gov. Sam Brownback approved changing to the state's per-pupil K-12 funding formula to a block-grant funding mechanism, some school districts headed to court to block the law.
June 26, 2015
This is the second year in a row that the Democratic governor has vetoed an attempt to fix the state's school transfer bill. He said the bill doesn't address the problems the law had created.
June 16, 2015
Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.
September 02, 2014
The 13,000-student district regains "provisional" accreditation with three straight years of growth on academic measures.
August 07, 2014
The district lost its accreditation in 2012 after test scores plummeted. While test scores remain low, the state education commissioner cited improvements in recommending that the district be awarded provisional accreditation.
July 23, 2014
Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.
June 17, 2014
Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future
May 23, 2014
Democrat Jay Nixon objects to the measure's proposed voucher program.
May 20, 2014
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has signaled that he's not likely to sign the measure that would allow students to use vouchers to transfer to nonsectarian private schools.