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PRESS STATEMENT: Update to legal action pertaining to student transfers

For immediate release

In accordance with the plaintiff’s good faith hope that an agreement will be reached without having to go to court, a lawsuit remains yet to be filed by parents from Riverview Gardens School District (RGSD) against Mehlville School District (MSD).

Since being served copies of the lawsuit on Aug. 6, along with a letter outlining expectations that needed to be met in order to avoid legal action against the district, MSD and Kirkwood School District have agreed to help identify a solution that is in the best interest of all kids. At present, the Cooperating School District is working to get in touch with all the families who did not get placed in a school district for which transportation would be provided.

Based on the most current numbers, the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM) believes that less than 100 families seeking transfer to a school with transportation remain unresolved.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, after consulting with the families involved, a decision will be made regarding whether the situation has been satisfactorily resolved or if further legal action needs to be taken.

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