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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Governor Nixon announces agrreement between area superintendents

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Governor Nixon announces agrreement between area superintendents

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Governor Jay Nixon in town today as he announced an agreement between St. Louis-area superintendents and education leaders. The plan calls for a wide range of services and financial resources to be made available to the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts. A few of the changes: the governor provided […]

Governor Nixon announces agrreement between area superintendents

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Governor Jay Nixon in town today as he announced an agreement between St. Louis-area superintendents and education leaders.

The plan calls for a wide range of services and financial resources to be made available to the Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts. A few of the changes: the governor provided $1 million in state funds for reading instruction in the districts; Normandy will move kindergarten students to a dedicated facility and sixth graders in the district will be moved into elementary schools.

Additionally 22 surrounding school districts will provide several services to the troubled districts, including: teacher training, improved curriculums, reduced tuition for transfer students. Governor Nixon says a new student transfer law is still under review.
All 22 area school districts that are receiving transfer students have agreed to undertake one or more of the following:
· Providing teacher training and professional development programs;
· Deploying specialists in reading and math instruction to help teachers improve student achievement;
· Designing curricula that will improve academic performance;
· Providing instructional coaches to assist with high school AP courses in American government, statistics, English and biology;
· Reducing tuition for students transferring out of the Normandy Schools Collaborative and Riverview Gardens school districts; and
· Reducing costs by using the combined purchasing power and existing contracts of the districts.

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By Colin Jeffery

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