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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 buys property next to Oakville Elementary

Oakville Elementary students Baileigh Holland, Logan Woods, Tommy Schoen and Hanna Backs walk into school together on the first day in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 25, 2020

For the first time in many years, the Mehlville School District has bought property to expand its footprint. The Board of Education voted unanimously in closed session April 28 to purchase the property immediately west of Oakville Elementary School at 2941 Yaeger Road for up to $300,000. The distri...

Mehlville considers a bond issue in 2020 to continue its Prop P tax

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school.

May 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter  The Mehlville School District is exploring the possibility of placing a no-tax-rate-increase ballot measure on the ballot in 2020 for investment in the district’s facilities and operations, in what would be an extension of the 49-cent...

Retiring Prop P bond-like certificates in ’21 could boost Mehlville’s finances

Marshall Crutcher

By Gloria Lloyd, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2017

The financial outlook of the Mehlville School District could improve dramatically if the Proposition P tax-rate increase approved by voters in 2000 is permanently extended when its bond-like certificates are retired in 2021. Although 2015's Proposition R mostly restored money to school operation budgets...

No Accountability, No on A opposes Mehlville’s 97-cent tax-rate increase

By Mike Anthony, Executive Editor

January 11, 2006

A Mehlville School District ballot measure will face opposition from an organized committee perhaps for the first time ever. A committee called No Accountability, No on A has been formed by Oakville residents Aaron Hilmer and Jim Stonebraker to oppose the Mehlville School District's Proposition A,...

Mehlville may tap reserve fund to ease Prop P cash-flow woes

November 17, 2004

By SCOTT MILLER Staff Reporter Mehlville School District officials are proposing to dip into a reserve fund to cover cash-flow problems associated with the now $86.7 million Proposition P districtwide building improvement program. During a meeting of the Mehlville R-9 School District Public...

Proposition P window, door work halts; legal battle looms

March 6, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor Window and door replacement work being performed at four Mehlville School District buildings as part of the Proposition P districtwide building improvement program has been halted as a legal battle over the project looms in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Work...

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