Moline Acres and Mehlville
I’ve updated the Normandy-to-Francis Howell story several times, just in case you didn’t check back there for updates.
Riverview Gardens students will be bused to Mehlville. However, Mehlville was and technically still is part of the city-county interdistrict deseg program. I anticipate that this will only hasten the natural ghettoization of near South County, which has actually been in the undertow’s crosshairs for awhile.
As an aside, I found out today why Normandy students can transfer to Francis Howell. It turns out the state law relevant to the Turner case allowed students in unaccredited districts to transfer to an accredited district in their own county or a neighboring county. Which means as long as the SLPS are unaccredited, they can transfer to anywhere in St. Louis County (deseg now, deseg tomorrow, deseg forever), and those in unaccredited districts in St. Louis County can transfer out to any school district in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County or Jefferson County. Though I imagine if you’re in the Strain-Japan R-16 school district in far southwestern Franklin County, you’re safe from the undertow.
This will only help our cause. The high water mark of white crypto-racialist political activism in the post-civil rights movement era has been over the issue of forced busing for school deseg. You even got white people in Boston to take to the streets.