ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - The Children's Education Alliance of Missouri says three parents of students within the unaccredited school district of Riverview Gardens are ready to file a lawsuit against the Mehlville School District if they do not change their current policy regarding transfer students before 3 p.m. Thursday.

Parents are upset the Mehlville School District put a limit on the number of students they can accept from Riverview Gardens.

Aug. 15 is the first day of school in the Mehlville district. School starts Aug. 12 for Riverview Gardens.

CEAM says the lawsuit is already drafted, and a copy has been sent to Dr. Eric Knost, superintendent of the Mehlville School District.

In July, Riverview Gardenschose Mehlville as the district they will provide bus service to for students wishing to transfer. When Mehlville said they cannot accept 100 percent of the hundreds of students wanting to leave Riverview Gardens, a second district, the Kirkwood School District, was chosen.

Students from Riverview Gardens can transfer to any school district, but bus service will only be provided for students who have been accepted into the Mehlville or Kirkwood school districts.

Earlier on Tuesday the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopleannounced they were willing to file a lawsuit on behalf of Riverview Gardens transfer students who are unable to go to the school of their choice.

Read or Share this story: