Most Mo. transfer students remain after shake-up

Oct 15, 2013

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Two months after the start of a new school year, a new report shows that most of the students who transferred from a pair of failing St. Louis County school districts remain at the better-performing suburban schools where they relocated to.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that more than 90 percent of the 2,500 students given seats in accredited schools in early August were attending those schools when officials tallied attendance last month.

But more than 500 students interested in leaving the Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts decided not to transfer, according to the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is telling schools not to fill those vacancies at the start of the spring semester to avoid further disruptions.