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Finding a Workable Solution for Failing Schools

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM by County Executive

As a parent and former educator and legislator, I know that quality education is an integral part of ensuring a successful community. As County Executive, I take education and its importance to our families very seriously. The current situation with the Normandy School District is a tragedy for the students left behind, a burden for students bused long distances, and has left schools accommodating large numbers of students with no guarantee of being paid. It is critical that the state quickly find a workable solution for students in failing schools.

While we cannot tell the schools what to do, what happens is important to the sustainability of the county. We commissioned a study and I invite you to read an editorial I wrote in the Oct. 29 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch calling for a solution – for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to appoint a Special Administrative Board for the Normandy School District. The link to the article is below. If you feel as strongly about this issue as I do, contact your state elected officials and encourage them to take action.

Link to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial

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