St. Louis Public Radio
School transfers: How are things going for you?
Families who live in the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts in St. Louis County now have the option of sending their children elsewhere to school, at their home district's expense. Many students have accepted this opportunity, transferring to Francis Howell, Kirkwood, Mehlville and other districts. Did you go, or did you stay? If you're in one of the receiving schools, what are you seeing?
In addition to students previously enrolled in the two unaccredited districts, others who attended private or parochial schools, or other public schools where their parents payed tuition, are also allowed to join the transfer program.
We want to hear from people with school-age children who live in any of the affected school districts. We're also looking for families who moved into the Riverview Gardens or Normandy attendance areas so they could take advantage of the transfer opportunity. We'd also like to hear from the students themselves. Anyone older than 13 may respond. Whether you are transferring, remaining in your home district, or are hosting new students, please respond to the questions below to share your insights.
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