Christy Watz

Lindbergh votes for a new food company

Pictured above: Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools will switch its food vendor next year to a new one. Southwest Food Service Excellence LLC will replace Chartwells as Lindbergh’s food service provider and

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School board member pushes for changes to state’s TIF law

Pictured above: The Crestwood mall site. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis is pushing hard for state legislation that would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing districts. At the last Board of Education meeting, Tsichlis reported that he and fellow board

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School board members hit grand slam in picking Lake

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education hit a grand slam with the selection of Tony Lake as the district’s new superintendent. Effective July 1, Dr. Lake will succeed Jim Simpson, who is retiring June 30 after serving as superintendent since 2008. Dr. Lake currently serves as chief

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Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Former Lindbergh board members gather, tour new school

Former members of the Lindbergh Board of Education recently gathered to meet with district administrators and current board members, and learn about issues that are affecting the district at this time. The former board members began their meeting with a tour of Lindbergh’s new Dressel Elementary School. Following the tour, Superintendent Jim Simpson and administrators

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Lindbergh board seeks input on traits, skills of new leader

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education is seeking public input about the characteristics and skills residents would like to see in the district’s new superintendent. Applications are due Nov. 10 for the superintendent’s position, which is being vacated by Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current

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Search for new Lindbergh superintendent officially underway

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The search is officially underway for a successor to Lindbergh Schools Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Applications are due Nov. 10 for the superintendent’s position, which will offer a salary range of $200,000 to $240,000. Board of Education members met

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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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