Francis Howell to accept all student transfers from Normandy

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by Chris Stanford / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:53 AM

 (KMOV) -- The Francis Howell School District will accept all of the 425 students requesting transfers from the unaccredited Normandy School District.  With the new school year starting in one week, parents of Francis Howell students are worried.

 "I don't want to see my kids intimidated.  I don't want to see my kids go through metal detectors.  I don't to see my kids wear clear backpacks.  We live out of the city because we don't want to live in the city," says parent Brian Hodges whose son is about to start as a freshman at Francis Howell Central High School.

 Parents in the Francis Howell District are questioning how classrooms and teachers will be able to handle the sudden influx of 425 additional students when the school year starts August 8.

 "It's too much.  They're not going to have space for those kids," says parent Alan Johnson father of two that he says will one day be a part of the Francis Howell District.

Normandy will pay an estimated $1.2 million to bus its students to Francis Howell.

The deadline for transfer applications is Thursday

To see a complete list of schools accepting transfer students click here

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