Turner v. Clayton Trial Over School Transfers Begins
The case involving the School District of Clayton is reportedly expected to last three days and could ultimately affect other districts such as Rockwood. What do you think will happen? Tell us in the comments section of this article.
The school-transfers' case formerly known as Turner v. Clayton is scheduled to go to trial Monday afternoon in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Judge David Lee Vincent III will begin hearing Gina Breitenfeld v. School District of Clayton in Division 9 starting at 1:30 p.m., the website of the School District of Clayton states. The trial is expected to run through Wednesday, though more proceedings could follow.
At the heart of the case is whether suburban St. Louis County school districts, such as the School District of Clayton, should be required to enroll students who request transfers from unaccredited St. Louis city schools. Officials representing Clayton schools argue such a requirement would represent an unfunded mandate.
On Feb. 7, Vincent consolidated Turner-related cases under the umbrella of the Breitenfeld case, the website Missouri Case.net states.
Breitenfeld, a St. Louis Public Schools parent who has children enrolled in Clayton schools, is the remaining plaintiff in the case. Two other plaintiffs, Jane Turner and William Drendel, left the case in the fall.
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