Normandy supports plan protest in Jeff City

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WELLSTON (KTVI) - People concerned over the unaccredited Normandy School District are taking their case to lawmakers in Jefferson City.

They will protest outside the state offices and the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  They plan on demanding that officials take the district's educational reforms plans seriously.

District officials say they have a plan that would better educate students, but they fear the district could be dissolved at the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30.   At one time, the district flourished, but after performing poorly for years, the district lost its accreditation and now, thanks to the transfer law, the district is basically broke.

The law allowed nearly 1,000 Normandy students to transfer to other districts and forced Normandy to pay about $9 million in transportation and tuition costs for those students.