School News

Affton School District lowers its tax rate even more

The Affton Board of Education rolled back the property tax rate for taxpayers in the Affton School District even more this year. The school board unanimously approved the 2019 blended tax rate of $4.9191 Sept. 24. This includes a voluntary tax rollback of 35 cents the board chose to take in 2017, as well as

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Bayless expansion takes a step forward

Pictured above: A rendering of the middle school expansion. Image courtesy of Bayless Schools. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Plans for the expansion of Bayless Junior High are underway, with Bayless School District taking the first steps toward construction with St. Louis County officials. In order to expand the junior high, Bayless has to

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In ‘State of the District,’ Gaines outlines Mehlville’s reliance on strategy

Pictured above: In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines presented his fifth

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Bernard students serve up a feast for first responders on 9/11

Bernard Middle School students honored South County Precinct officers, firefighters and military members with their “Patriot Day” first responders’ barbecue, an annual commemoration of the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11. “It was a wonderful way to say thank you to the people who keep us safe. #neverforget,” the school wrote on its Facebook page. Among

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Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during an insurance committee meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual

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