Informational meetings slated on Prop A

The Mehlville School District will sponsor 17 informational meetings regarding the district’s proposed 97-cent tax-rate in-crease that voters will consider Tuesday, Feb. 7.

At each meeting, Superintendent Tim Ricker or another district administrator will present information about the ballot measure, called Proposition A for academics.

A district-produced informational video also will be presented, followed by a question-and-answer period. Each meeting is scheduled to last an hour, with district officials remaining afterward to answer individual questions.

The first meeting will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Bierbaum Accelerated Elementary School, 2050 Union Road. The remaining meetings will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. next week over three consecutive nights.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

• Oakville High School, 5557 Milburn Road.

• Washington Middle School, 5165 Ambs Road.

• Beasley Elementary School, 3131 Koch Road.

• Oakville Elementary School, 2911 Yaeger Road.

• Wohlwend Elementary School, 5966 Telegraph Road.

Wednesday, Jan, 18

• John Cary Early Childhood Center, 3155 Koch Road.

• Margaret Buerkle Middle School, 623 Buckley Road.

• Oakville Middle School, 5950 Tele-graph Road.

• Forder Elementary School, 623 Ripa Ave.

• Hagemann Elementary School, 6401 Hagemann Road.

• Blades Elementary School, 5140 Pat-terson Road.

Thursday, Jan, 19

• Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

• Bernard Middle School, 1054 Forder Road.

• Rogers Elementary School, 7700 Fine Road.

• Point Elementary School, 6790 Tel-egraph Road.

• Trautwein Accelerated Elementary School, 5011 Ambs Road.

In November, the Board of Education voted 6-1 with board member Karl Frank Jr. opposed to place the 97-cent tax-rate increase on the Feb. 7 ballot. As proposed, the tax-rate increase would be used to help fund the new Comprehensive School Im-provement Plan developed by the district’s Long Range Planning Committee.