ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR)-There has been progress in the transfer of more than 2,500 students from two St. Louis area unaccredited school districts. But the families of about 200 students are still waiting with a new deadline now. Cooperating School Districts, where they are acting as the traffic cop for all these moving kids, has told families whose kids didn’t get into their top three school district choices that they’ve got until noon Monday to reapply.
Students from Riverview Gardens filled up all the open slots in the Mehlville and Kirkwood School Districts, the two places Riverview Gardens will provide transportation too. But those two districts had slightly fewer than 500 spaces available, leaving some students looking for a Plan B.
Riverview Gardens students make up the vast majority of those still looking for spots. The Cooperating School Districts website has a list of 21 area districts with openings. Families who don’t have a district yet have until noon Monday to go online and fill out a new form for their child.
Meanwhile in Normandy, they’re putting on a full court press to try and lure some of their kids back before they leave. At a rally Saturday, their superintendent claimed that some families are changing their minds and removing their names from transfer lists.