Clayton's Take on Transfers
MDN Menu
MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News

Clayton's Take on Transfers

Date: September 14, 2010
By: Jamal Andress
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
A Clayton School District spokesman says losing accreditation could decimate the St. Louis School district. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
RunTime:  0:41
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: With the St. Louis City School District losing its accreditation, parents are trying to send their kids to county schools.

The switch comes at no cost to students because the district is footing the bill.

Clayton District spokesman Chris Tennill says the cost to St. Louis will be a huge burden.  

Actuality:  TENNILL4.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "Let's say there's a thousand kids that transfer out of the city into the county, you know at, ballpark them at ten thousand dollars a head. That's a lot of money."

Tennill says 40 St. Louis students have tried to transfer into the Clayton School District.

But the district is still waiting on word from the courts before it allows those students in. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jamal Andress.   

Intro: 
The Clayton School District says one decision could prompt a massive integration of city and county students. Jamal Andress has more from the Jefferson City.
RunTime:  0:42
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Clayton School District spokesman Chris Tennill says since the school year began, 40 students have tried to transfer in from districts that've lost accredidation.

Parents in St. Louis city want their kids to go to accredited schools...

...And they're trying to transfer them to St. Louis County to do it.

Tennill says it'll create major problems for county schools.

Actuality:  TENNILL1.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "It would just really fundamentally change education, not only for us but for other school districts throughout St. Louis county."

Courts will decide whether Clayton and other districts have to accept these students.

Until then, Clayton is not allowing any transfers.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jamal Andress.


Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.