The school transfers case opened Monday in St. Louis County Circuit Court in Clayton, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The trial over Turner v. Clayton began Monday with a focus on the extent to which the case is likely to have repercussions on St. Louis-area students, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Quoting from the Post-Dispatch: "Inside a St. Louis County courtroom, lawyers argued whether the bench trial is really about one plaintiff's two children or the tens of thousands of students in unaccredited districts who may have their pick of better schools if a judge upholds the law." Read an extensive report on Monday's proceedings in the complete Post-Dispatch article. More about Turner v. Clayton on Patch:
The case involving the School District of Clayton is expected to last three days, the district's website states.
The school-transfers case formerly known as Turner v. Clayton is scheduled to go to trial beginning 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 that such a requirement would represent an unfunded mandate. …