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Lindbergh Foundation surprises teachers with $30,000 in grants

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 foundation has awarded 268 grants to Lindbergh teachers totaling more than $114,000.

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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 include secure entrances, which will be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As

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

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 to schools closing, Lindbergh offices will close too, the

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

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 Education unanimously approved a revised 2020-2021 calendar at its Sept. 19 meeting. Under

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Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Pictured above: 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. 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

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Lindbergh energy audit, performance contracting is saving energy while funding facilities

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After an energy audit earlier this year, Lindbergh Schools will start funding deferred facilities maintenance districtwide using money saved with a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency. Missouri law allows school districts and cities to use “performance contracting,” in which a company guarantees a certain amount of savings in

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The story behind Mehlville assignment that made world headlines

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A Mehlville School District teacher got international attention for an assignment asking students to “set your price for a slave,” but the parent who objected does not want to see her fired. A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary in Oakville is on paid administrative leave after giving students an

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