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New Lindbergh High is under construction

New Lindbergh High is under construction

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 9, 2020

Construction of the new $89 million Lindbergh High School was slightly delayed due to St. Louis County’s COVID-19 shutdown, but it kicked off with a bang June 23 with the demolition of the Math Building known to generations of students. That was followed by the Board of Education approvi...

Mehlville weighs bond issue for November 3

Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre's South in 2015. Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2020

This is the second article in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the first article in this two-part series here.  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider placing a no-tax rate-increase measure on the ballot Nov. 3 when it meets next week, following the c...

Lindbergh school board earns governance honor

The 2019-2020 Lindbergh Board of Education.

July 6, 2020

The Lindbergh Board of Education is one of 24 Missouri school boards to receive the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2020 Governance Team Award. Lindbergh’s Board of Education has earned this prestigious honor nine times since 2010. MSBA’s Governance Team Award is based on a board’s outstanding ...

Lindbergh responds to George Floyd’s death and protests

About 60 protesters with a range of colorful signs lined both sides of Gravois Road in Affton June 6 to show support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ and against racism. Some drivers passing by raised their fists in support.

July 4, 2020

Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Tony Lake sent an email to district parents last month responding to nationwide protests about the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck.  Outrage over Floyd’s death led to more than a week of nationwide protests, inc...

Lindbergh looking for residents and parents to serve on school board advisory committees

Patrick Bruno drives a big rig in Lindbergh High School's socially distanced parade for 2020 graduates.

July 3, 2020

The Lindbergh Board of Education is inviting Lindbergh Schools residents to serve on one of five board advisory committees, which are designed to allow board members to seek input and advice on key issues, and promote widespread involvement and participation throughout the district. Lindbergh’s B...

Coronavirus makes status of future Mehlville bond issue uncertain

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2020

This is the first in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the second article in this two-part series in the July 9 print edition of The Call. In the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mehlville School District is wondering if it will be able to move ...

Graduations canceled, rescheduled again

Lindbergh High 2020 graduate Karen Guo waves to spectators during a May 26 car parade for graduates, since an in-person graduation has been postponed due to COVID-19.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Both the Mehlville and Lindbergh graduation ceremonies had to be rethought this month when Chaifetz Arena canceled all scheduled school graduations through the end of July. Lindbergh High School is holding an innovative drive-in ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the PowerPlex site, 5555 St. Lo...

Mehlville buys property next to Oakville Elementary

Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

For the first time in many years, the Mehlville School District has bought property to expand its footprint. The Board of Education voted unanimously in closed session April 28 to purchase the property immediately west of Oakville Elementary School at 2941 Yaeger Road for up to $300,000. The distri...

Lindbergh examines how to return to class

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

No one really knows what school will look like this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but a 61-member task force in Lindbergh Schools is trying to figure it out. The Lindbergh Reopening Task Force began meeting weekly by videoconference May 27 to look over survey data from parents and co...

Mehlville budget is impacted by coronavirus

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes economic uncertainty across the county, local political subdivisions such as the Mehlville School District are left to do the math to see the effects the pandemic will have on both this year and next year’s budgets. At the May 21 Board of Education meeting, Chief Fin...

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