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Lindbergh board OKs short-term option for more teacher planning time

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education voted last week to accept a committee’s recommendation for a short-term option designed to provide elementary teachers with more time to plan their lessons. But a larger committee will be formed in the fall to investigate the possibility of having a weekly late-start date

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Lindbergh board begins eyeing tax hike, superintendent search

With just weeks of experience, the new Lindbergh Board of Education is already pondering two of the most important decisions school board members make —  a tax-rate increase and the search for the next superintendent. At the annual “Lindbergh Traditions” workshop, designed to educate new board members about how Lindbergh traditionally functions and about the

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Sunset Hills board nixes rental registry

Sunset Hills aldermen last week rejected an ordinance that would have established a registry of rental properties. The Board of Aldermen voted 7-1 May 9 against the measure on its second reading. Ward 4 Alderman Mark Colombo cast the sole vote in favor. The ordinance would have been effective Jan. 1, 2018, and would have

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Kolb, her supporters spend $42,000 in effort to oust Hilmer

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors candidate Jane Kolb and her supporters spent nearly $42,000 in their unsuccessful effort to oust Chairman Aaron Hilmer in the April election. Kolb’s committee, Vote for Jane Kolb, raised $5,527.94 and spent $5,524.94, according to a post-election report filed with the Missouri

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Pulte Group to pull out of market here entirely

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Homebuilder Pulte Group is pulling out of the St. Louis market entirely and dropping three projects in south county, including its contentious plan for villas on Court Drive in Sunset Hills. A spokeswoman for Pulte said that the developer will finish building its remaining projects, but is backing out

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Conflict between Stenger, council could end up in court

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com With County Executive Steve Stenger and a majority of the County Council increasingly at odds, the council chairman speculated last week that the conflict could go to court. Four members of the seven-member council believe they are at a crossroads in their continuing faceoff with Stenger, who refuses to

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