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Mehlville looks at bond issue in November, eyes an August vote

Mehlville Proposition R organizer Kimberly Hanan-West hugs Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler after seeing the first results at the Prop R victory party in November 2015. In the background, Superintendent Chris Gaines looks at election results with Dan Fowler.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

The Mehlville Board of Education will decide Aug. 20 whether to move ahead with a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure for voters to weigh, and whether to move ahead in either November or April. Contingent on the board’s approval, the ballot measure would include money for operations and a possible $...

Mehlville weighs bond issue for November 3

Mehlville School District residents celebrate the historic passage of Proposition R at a victory party at Andre's South in 2015. Prop R passed with nearly 73 percent of the vote.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2020

This is the second article in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the first article in this two-part series here.  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider placing a no-tax rate-increase measure on the ballot Nov. 3 when it meets next week, following the c...

Coronavirus makes status of future Mehlville bond issue uncertain

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2020

This is the first in a two-part series about a potential Mehlville School District bond issue. See the second article in this two-part series in the July 9 print edition of The Call. In the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mehlville School District is wondering if it will be able to move ...

Mehlville budget is impacted by coronavirus

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes economic uncertainty across the county, local political subdivisions such as the Mehlville School District are left to do the math to see the effects the pandemic will have on both this year and next year’s budgets. At the May 21 Board of Education meeting, Chief Fin...

Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

December 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents during its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, ahead of tax bills due Dec. 31. Chief Financial Officer Marshall Crutcher said assesse...

Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

September 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual tax-rate hearing Sept. 24, due to a larger-than-expected increase in this year’s assessed valuation. The board will meet to set ...

Mehlville and teachers sign on for 4-percent hike

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

August 1, 2019

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 that govern what topics can and can’t be included in the annual talks. The Board of Education unanimously approved a memorandum...

Mehlville school, fire districts see a jump in assessed valuation in 2019

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

July 24, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Like other political subdivisions in the South County area, the Mehlville School District and Mehlville Fire Protection District both saw a 15-percent increase in assessed value — nearly double the 8 percent the school district had pr...

Mehlville projects $1 million operating surplus in 2019-2020 budget

Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2019

The Mehlville Board of Education will consider a “strong, sound” $124 million 2019-2020 budget tonight at the Board of Education Meeting at Mehlville High School, with a June 30 deadline to adopt it under state law. The board considers the budget tomorrow night — Thursday, June 27 — at the hi...

Mehlville saves $1.8 million in COP refinancing

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2019

Mehlville School District taxpayers will save more than $1.8 million over the next decade after the district voted to refinance bond-like certificates. Both the Mehlville School District’s Public Facilities Authority Board of Directors and the Finance Committee explored multiple options of how to repa...

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