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Exodus of students prompts unaccredited Normandy (Mo.) district to seek more state funding

The transfer of students from unaccredited districts to higher performing schools has left the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts with 2,600 fewer children. Now, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, the Normandy district is asking the state of Missouri for $6.8 million to cover costs. The money would help cover tuition and transportation costs for about 1,100 students, as well as pay for the education of about 3,000 children remaining in Normandy schools. Without it, the Normandy school system would go broke by March, state education officials say.

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