With state legislators still tussling over how much financial assistance to give the struggling Normandy School District, local leaders continue to weigh their options.
The second of seven transition community meetings was held Monday night. The meetings are strategy sessions, aimed developing a plan to educate students if lawmakers don't approve enough funding to keep the district open past this spring.
A Missouri Supreme Court ruling last summer requires the unaccredited district to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who wish to transfer to better performing districts. The cost is bankrupting the struggling district.
Normandy Superintendent Ty McNichols tells Fox 2 News the district has a plan to win back accreditation, but not knowing how much help they're going to get from the state makes it difficult to take the next steps. "I'm in a holding pattern because of the uncertainty about where we are," he said. "Right now is prime time hiring for the organization. We can't do that."
Without state aid, Normandy officials have said the district will go bankrupt this month (April).