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Filing for April sets races in Sunset Hills, school boards

Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 28, 2020

Picture above: Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Staff Report Candidate filing closed last week for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election wi...

Teachers could be reimbursed for classroom supplies under Senate proposal

Laura Howard and Katie Cunniff of Dressel Elementary School show excitement for their 2018 Spirit of Lindbergh teacher grant from the Lindbergh Schools Foundation Jan. 4, 2019.

January 28, 2020

By Madison Czopek Missouri News Network JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would help teachers cover out-of-pocket classroom supply costs received strong support at a Missouri Senate hearing Tuesday. Senate Bill 583, proposed by Sen. Lauren Arthur, D-Kansas City, would allow educators at public, private an...

STEAMing it up

STEAMing it up

January 24, 2020

The Mehlville School District held a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Night at Oakville Middle School last week, in which middle school and elementary school students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning instructed by Mehlville High and Oakville High students,...

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

January 23, 2020

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.  Crestwood mayor, aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Vill...

Lindbergh Foundation surprises teachers with $30,000 in grants

Lindbergh Foundation surprises teachers with $30,000 in grants

January 21, 2020

The Lindbergh Schools Foundation continued its annual support of original, inventive teaching ideas Jan. 16, awarding $30,000 total in 65 grants to Lindbergh educators who propose innovative and engaging classroom projects that elevate instruction and learning to the next level. Since 2008, the foundatio...

Every Lindbergh school will get a more secure Prop R entrance

Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh
High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which will be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 20, 2020

Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which include secure entrances, which will be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor gloria...

Affton School District adds a ‘delayed start’ option for snow days

Affton School District adds a 'delayed start' option for snow days

January 17, 2020

Starting this month, the Affton School District is developing a new way to deal with bad weather and snow days with a new delayed start. The new snow schedule is a way for the district to still hold school in cases where there might be snow or ice in the morning that is going to clear up later in t...

South County schools call off classes; students get a four-day weekend

South County schools call off classes; students get a four-day weekend

January 17, 2020

All South County public schools are closing today in anticipation of an ice storm. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, the Affton School District, Bayless Schools and Hancock Place School District all called off school Friday, with all after school activities canceled as well. In addition ...

Mehlville changes school calendar due to Legislature’s new start time

Mehlville changes school calendar due to Legislature’s new start time

January 6, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Students in the Mehlville School District will start school over a week later than originally planned for the 2020-2021 school year, after the Missouri Legislature passed changes requiring that schools start later. The Mehlville Board of...

Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

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. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

December 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents during its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, ahead of tax bills due Dec. 31. Chief Financial Officer Marshall Crutcher said assesse...

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