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      Finances improve for struggling Normandy school district

      State officials say a struggling St. Louis County school district should be able to make it financially.

      State officials say a struggling St. Louis County school district should be able to make it financially. But they say the first day of class on Aug. 18 will provide a big test of whether a new state oversight program is working at Normandy schools.

      Normandy schools were reconfigured by the State Board of Education in an attempt to revive the academically struggling district and keep it from collapsing financially.

      Missouri education officials said Tuesday that Normandy ended the budget year with $1.5 million in operating funds and is project to finish the coming school year with $4 million.

      Last school year, about 1,000 students transferred from Normandy to other districts. Because of state oversight changes, only one-third of those students are expected to be able to transfer this year.