Lindbergh Board of Education

Simpson: Lindbergh budget balanced, honoring tradition

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Continuing the trend of recent years, next year’s proposed budget for Lindbergh Schools shows a slight surplus, with most new money in the $84 million budget paying for student growth and raises. The Board of Education was set to consider the budget when it met Tuesday night — after

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Long Elementary gets new principal; Parker moves up into Central Office

Longtime Lindbergh educator Christina Phillips will become the next head principal of Long Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year, effective July 1. The Lindbergh Board of Education approved her hire on May 15. Phillips currently serves as administrative intern for Crestwood and Kennerly elementary schools. Current Long Principal Jana Parker will expand her instructional

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Lindbergh incumbents re-elected to office

Lindbergh Board of Education incumbents Karen Schuster and Mike Shamia were re-elected to the board last week for three-year terms. Board President Schuster and board Secretary Shamia came in first and second in the contest, respectively, defeating newcomer Eric Edward Thias. Schuster earned 3,488 votes, or 46.85 percent, and Shamia came in second with 2,898

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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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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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Departing board members leave some big shoes to fill

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Serving on a board of education is a thankless job. School board members can be the target of criticism from employees, parents, special-interest groups from outside the district and, of course, the media — just for volunteering their time to better their community. As the adage

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Union-endorsed candidates apparent victors for Lindbergh school board

Mehlville Board of Education President Samantha Stormer, left, board Vice President Jean Pretto, center, and Peggy Hassler celebrate their election victories April 4. Three seats were up for election on the Mehlville school board. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Four candidates endorsed by the Lindbergh National Education Association appear to be the victors in today’s election

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