MOU treasurer thanks Mehlville-Oakville community for backing Prop R

To the editor:

I want to thank the Mehlville-Oakville community for its overwhelming support of the Mehlville School District’s Prop R on Nov. 3.

Being passed at nearly a 3-to-1 margin shows that we are united in supporting our schools and leading our community to a brighter future. We are on the path to being a destination district and all the benefits that brings.

Although this was quite an accomplishment, our journey did not end with the election. Our goal is to improve academic achievement through the effective use of Prop R funds.

This is also what positively influences property values. To do this, our Mehlville School District administration has a plan to effectively use Prop R funds, leadership to execute the plan and Finance Committee oversight. The last crucial element rests in the hands of our community. This is to continue the level of community engagement we have today.

Being engaged will mean we are better informed, making educated decisions on how we believe our district should proceed, and communicating what we feel is important with our school district leadership. To help support this ideal situation, the Mehlville-Oakville United Committee will refine its mission statement over the next few weeks to support community engagement.

The end result will be a more effective and sustainable education system.

Thank you again to everyone who supported Prop R. I look forward to what we will accomplish as we continue the work to improve our schools, property values and community.