In Unprecedented Move, State Board Assumes Oversight Of Struggling St. Louis Schools

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The Missouri Board of Education is in the process of remaking the Normandy School District, which will now fall under the state’s oversight. Thus far, the state board has approved a budget, set a calendar and re-hired Superintendent Ty McNichols, in addition to about one third of the district’s teachers.

The move comes in an effort to begin revitalizing urban school districts, as opposed to condensing them, like in 2010 when the board relocated the Wellston district to the Normandy district. One of the changes implemented includes a longer school year, beginning this fall with a 183-day academic year.

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