The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution to support Lindbergh School’s Proposition R, a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue, at its March 12 meeting.
The resolution passed unanimously, with Ward 1 Alderman Richard Breeding abstaining from the vote due to his employment with Lindbergh Schools.
“With the security and the tech upgrades, the maintenance upgrades — it’s a compelling case, and the fact that they can do it by continuing the debt service and doing it under the so-called no-tax-increase — just extending the current debt— to me it’s a no-brainer,” said Mayor Grant Mabie.
The resolution states that “safe, secure, future-ready schools add tremendous value to Lindbergh homes, businesses and municipalities, and strong public education systems are the bedrock of successful communities.”
Most students in Crestwood attend Crestwood, Long or Sappington elementaries, Truman Middle School and Lindbergh High School. Prop R would fund new secure vestibules as main entries at Kennerly, Long and Crestwood elementaries, as well as at Truman and Sperreng middle schools. Prop R would also fund reconstruction of Lindbergh High School to address safety and outdated buildings.