Chris Gaines

Mehlville and teachers sign on for 4-percent hike

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a board meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Negotiations between the Mehlville School District and teachers were extended this year due to new state laws

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Mehlville innovation heads to the four middle schools

Superintendent Chris Gaines getting sworn in as president of The School Superintendents Association. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Every middle school in the Mehlville School District will have an innovative “school within a school” starting this fall, extending the problem-based and project-based learning at Mosaic Elementary to four middle school “academies.” Superintendent Chris Gaines

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Prop R funding maintenance of facilities around Mehlville

Pictured above: Workers make repairs and repaint the Mehlville School District pool. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District. By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter with Gloria Lloyd, News Editor Three years after voters in the Mehlville School District approved Proposition R, this summer was busy for the Mehlville School District as it upgraded various facilities

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Student advisers receive scholarships

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines last week presented scholarships funded by the national superintendents’ organization to the two student advisers for the Mehlville Board of Education. Student advisers, pictured from left to right, Addie Martin from Mehlville High and Demi Elrod from Oakville High will receive $500 to support their post-secondary education upon graduation. The money

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Oakville High principal apologizes for speech

Pictured above: Oakville High School Principal Jan Kellerman poses with a student the first day of school, Aug. 15, the same day that Kellerman gave a speech to freshmen about the dress code. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Oakville High School principal apologized last week for a speech on the first day of

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Gaines takes office as national president

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

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Lindbergh school board picks MSBA to facilitate search for superintendent

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education last week selected the Missouri School Boards’ Association to facilitate the search for a new superintendent. Board members voted unanimously Oct. 9 to have the Missouri School Boards’ Association, or MSBA, lead the search to replace Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the

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