Gaines takes office as national president

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Mehlville Board of Education member Tori Behlke, left, shows off the bow tie she sported in honor of Superintendent Chris Gaines at the July 19, 2018 meeting.

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Tori Behlke, left, shows off the bow tie she sported in honor of Superintendent Chris Gaines at the July 19 meeting. The entire board surprised Gaines by tying bow ties around their neck at the beginning of the board meeting to congratulate him on his recent installment as the president of The School Superintendents Association (AASA), the largest national organization for superintendents. Photos by Jessica Belle Kramer.