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Mehlville is unsure if students will be back in buildings in fall, wants more feedback

Students graduate from Oakville High School in a socially distanced in-person graduation Sunday. The district is not sure it will return to school in person in the fall.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

As most St. Louis County school districts release their reopening plans Monday, the Mehlville School District has not yet decided whether it will return to school buildings in August. Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines wrote in an email to parents, “Our goal has always been to have students an...

Lindbergh will reopen school in August with two days in person, three days virtual

The Lindbergh Green Light Plan outlines the three phases of possible school openings and closures.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Like other St. Louis County school districts, Lindbergh Schools will return to school in person two days a week this fall, with three days of virtual instruction. It would be the first time schools have hosted students in person since March, when all schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All St. Louis County...

In race for county executive, Mantovani, Page, Zimmerman outline stances on the issues

From left: Mark Mantovani, Sam Page and Jake Zimmerman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

Four candidates are running for St. Louis County executive in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, including current County Executive Sam Page. The winner of the primary will face off in November against whoever secures the Republican nod to run for county executive, either Paul Berry III or Ed Go...

How-To Guide: Wearing a mask will help slow the spread of COVID-19

A Mehlville School District employee hands out emergency food boxes from Operation Food Search to students receiving grab-and-go meals while students are out of school during the pandemic.

By Colleen Wouters, Missouri Information Corps

July 14, 2020

As Missouri experiences its highest number of positive COVID-19 cases yet, several counties and municipalities have begun encouraging or requiring people to wear masks when going out into the community. Columbia, a city that passed a mandatory mask order July 6, specifies in the city ordinance that ...

Candidates in County Council Democratic primary say what they’ll do for South County

From left to right: Rep. Bob Burns, Alex Lange and Venki Palamand.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2020

Three candidates will face off in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, to run in November for the 6th District seat representing South County on the St. Louis County Council. The winner of the primary will face current 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, a Republican, in November. In the August race, ...

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...

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