Lindbergh Schools

Retiring Simpson looks back on distinctive decade

Retiring Lindbergh superintendent Jim Simpson, who plays fiddle in a band on weekends, performs with the Lindbergh Strolling Strings at his retirement open house May 17, above. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com More than 10 years ago, Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson was sitting on his deck in Joplin, where he had served as superintendent

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Simpson brings Lindbergh a true ‘decade of distinction’

Editorial by the Call A new era will soon begin in Lindbergh Schools, as Superintendent Jim Simpson retires at the end of the current school year June 30. Dr. Simpson has received many honors over the course of a stellar 21-year career as a superintendent in the state of Missouri, including a “decade of distinction”

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Lindbergh weighs a challenge in offering free full-day kindergarten

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools has racked up top statewide rankings over the last decade, but now it has another, less positive one: It is the last district in the state that doesn’t offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten. That’s not because the district doesn’t want to offer a full-day program, however, Superintendent Jim

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Open house set for Simpson on May 17

Lindbergh Schools invites the community to attend an open house on Thursday, May 17, honoring Superintendent Jim Simpson, who will retire at the end of this school year. Lindbergh teachers, staff, parents, students and community members are welcome to stop by any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Lindbergh Schools Central Office, 9350

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Lindbergh teachers, officials agree on a step raise this year

Pictured above: Lindbergh students walk out of class in support of their teachers during Lindbergh salary negotiations in 2016. Photo by Bea Corbin. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Schools teachers’ union and the administration agreed on a raise this year,  avoiding the strife of two years ago during Superintendent Jim Simpson’s last

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Simpson set to be honored May 17

Lindbergh Schools invites the community to attend an open house on May 17 honoring Superintendent Jim Simpson, who will retire at the end of this school year. Lindbergh teachers, staff, parents, students and community members are welcome to stop by any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 17, at Lindbergh Schools Central Office,

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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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