UPDATE: Missouri budget bill includes $5M for Normandy School District

Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 7:17 a.m. CST; updated 3:38 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 13, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — Money to keep a St. Louis County school district afloat has been included in a midyear spending bill filed in the Missouri House.

The unaccredited Normandy School District needs $5 million to complete the academic year, but the superintendent said the district is on track to run out of money in April.

The supplemental budget measure filed Thursday includes $5 million to be distributed to a special administrative board for Normandy that would be appointed by the State Board of Education.

House budget Chairman Rick Stream said Normandy students should finish the year in their classrooms.

Normandy has been paying tuition and transportation costs for students to transfer out. State law requires unaccredited districts to pay for students to transfer to a nearby accredited school.

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