ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - The Normandy School District is bracing for major cuts in the aftermath of this year's massive transfer.
Teachers and staff will learn more about what those cuts are when the meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. with Normandy faculty, staff, the superintendent and his executive staff.
A school spokesperson could not confirm the specifics of those cuts, but she says they're being laid out to the staff Wednesday and will be announced at the school board meeting Thursday evening.
Normandy lost 1,000 students to the transfer sparked by the Missouri Supreme Court's ruling that unaccredited districts had to pay for students to transfer to accredited ones.
According to a letter to district teachers and staff, the plan that will be presented includes reduction of staffing levels by 100 employees, which would include administrators, teachers, and staff, and closing one elementary school. Some of the positions eliminated may include staffers who take early retirement.
Any staff reductions that are approved would not happen until Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Ty McNichols says "the district will work with individuals to minimize the impact of displacement."
The district has already spent about $2.2 million. The cuts will be officially made public Thursday at 6 p.m.