Trial Over School Transfers Begins Monday

The case formerly known as Turner v. Clayton trial is expected to last three days.

The school-transfers case formerly known as Turner v. Clayton is scheduled to go to trial beginning Monday afternoon in .

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. On Feb. 7, Vincent consolidated Turner-related cases under the umbrella of the Breitenfeld case, according to Case.net.

At the heart of the case is whether suburban St. Louis County school districts such as Kirkwood's should be required to accept students who request transfers from unaccredited St. Louis city schools.

The currently has 47 families from unaccredited school districts who are interested in attending Kirkwood Schools. The District has responded to the case and the transfer of non-resident students in a FAQ section of its website.

Kirkwood Patch Editor Owen Skoler contributed to this report.


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