COMPASS meeting, seminar will be televised by Mehlville

The Mehlville School District will provide residents with an opportunity to view a pair of “special meetings” conducted recently by the district.

Utilizing a cable-access television channel provided by the Cooperating School Districts, the Mehlville School District will televise the April 16 COMPASS — Chart-ing the Oakville-Mehlville Path to Advance Successful Schools — meeting and the March 21 Sunshine Law Seminar.

The COMPASS community meeting, which drew roughly 400 residents, was videotaped and will be televised from 6 to 8 p.m., today — May 10 — on Charter Cable Channel 21.

Deputy Superintendent Eric Knost was the featured speaker at the meeting and delivered Mehlville’s first-ever state-of-the-district address. Dan Fowler and Jim Schibig, COMPASS co-chairs, led the two-hour meeting, explaining to residents the purpose of COMPASS and its tentative schedule for the next year. The meeting also included community members participating in a small-group work activity.

COMPASS is a community-engagement program designed to take the Mehlville School District into the future. Six community members, two teacher representatives and two student representatives join Fowler and Schibig in comprising the Facilitating Team. The Facilitating Team meets regularly to plan monthly community meetings like the one conducted April 16.

The next COMPASS community meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon-day, May 14, at Bernard Middle School, 1054 Forder Road. The meeting’s topic will be academics, with incoming Superintendent Terry Noble serving as the featured speaker.

Residents interested in the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Law, also called the Sunshine Law, will have an opportunity to watch the recent Sunshine Law Seminar presented by the Mehlville School District and Call Newspapers. The two-hour Sunshine Law Seminar was conducted at Lindbergh High School and featured James Klahr of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Jean Maneke of the Missouri Press Association.

The Sunshine Law Seminar will be televised from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, on Charter Cable Channel 21.