By Farrah Fazal
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - It was a mad dash for local school leaders to fulfill a new state law that allows students in unaccredited districts to transfer.
Most children who wanted to move have found a new school, but some transfer students spent the day waiting for an answer including Dana Dickerson.
She filed her transfer paperwork at Riverview Gardens School District on July 24. She didn't know why she hadn't heard anything about where her ninth grader would be going to school next week.
Dickerson came to the Cooperating School Districts to get some answers. She got an answer she didn't want to hear. Her paperwork was lost. The CSD had no record of her or her child anywhere.
"Everything had been authenticated, for some reason that paperwork never made its way here," said CSD Chief Marketing Officer Sherrie Wehner. Dickerson said her school district "failed her."
"I can only do so much. They have to do their part too," she said.
The CSD was able to help Dickerson find another school for her child. She's waiting to get confirmation.
A spokeswoman from Riverview Gardens told us the staff at the district tried hard not to make errors and they apologized for the mistake with Dickerson's paperwork. The district spokeswoman told us she was happy to hear the CSD was able to help Dickerson find another school.