1000 students transfer from St. Louis area schools

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 1,000 students have transferred from two St. Louis area school districts that have been struggling to gain traditional state accreditation.

Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay for students wishing to transfer to other nearby schools.

Figures presented to the State Board of Education show that 768 students have transferred in the current school year from the Riverview Gardens district.

The Normandy district has had 321 students transfer out, but that number could rise because a court ruling recently cleared the way for additional students to leave. The Normandy district is being run by a state-appointed board.

Deputy state education commissioner Ron Lankford says Normandy could face financial troubles if it has to pay for more than 500 transfer students. The district has a total of about 3,700 students.

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