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Mehlville School District enrollment declines as district ages

Mehlville School District enrollment declines as district ages

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Enrollment in the Mehlville School District continues to decline, a trend that was confirmed by a demographic study last year after an initial study in 2017. The Board of Education approved a $27,463 demographic and enrollment study in June, which was conducted by Business Information Systems owner Prest...

Filing for April sets races in Sunset Hills, school boards

Filing for April sets races in Sunset Hills, school boards

January 28, 2020

Picture above: Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Staff Report Candidate filing closed last week for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election wi...

Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

December 23, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Candidate filing began last week for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way race for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education. Crestwood mayo...

UPDATED: No competitive elections yet in April race

UPDATED: No competitive elections yet in April race

January 8, 2019

This is a developing story and will be updated as candidates file. It was last updated Jan. 9 with Green Park Alderman Tim Thuston filing to run for mayor. As candidate filing for the April 2 election closes next week, there are no competitive races so far in south county following the opening of filing ...

Mehlville saves $1.8 million in COP refinancing

Mehlville saves $1.8 million in COP refinancing

January 4, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com 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 a...

UPDATED: No competitive April races yet after filing

UPDATED: No competitive April races yet after filing

December 18, 2018

So far, there are no competitive races in south county after candidate filing opened last week. Up for election April 2 are the Mehlville Fire Protection District seat held by Secretary Ed Ryan, Green Park mayor and aldermanic seats in Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills, plus the Lindbergh and M...

Mehlville fire board seat among offices up for election as filing opens for April contest

Mehlville fire board seat among offices up for election as filing opens for April contest

December 6, 2018

Staff Report Candidate filing will begin next week for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors election April 2, along with municipal offices and school board positions. Up for election are the seat on the MFPD Board of Directors held by Secretary Ed Ryan, along with Green Park ...

Mehlville board votes to extend Gaines’ contract

July 13, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education has extended Superintendent Chris Gaines’ contract through 2020, granting him the first unanimous contract vote he’s had as superintendent. The board approved Gaines’ new contract 6-0 in a June 29 closed...

VIDEO: Three ex-Mehlville board presidents salute departing member Palamand

April 18, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com https://youtu.be/aIKWCemLfIY The new Mehlville Board of Education sworn in last week was nearly identical to its makeup over the last year, with one notable exception: Longtime board member Venki Palamand left the board. Palamand, perhaps...

Hassler, Mehlville school board incumbents win April 4

Hassler, Mehlville school board incumbents win April 4

April 18, 2017

Political newcomer Peggy Hassler was the top vote-getter in the April 4 election for the Mehlville Board of Education. Besides Hassler, current board President Samantha Stormer and current board Vice President Jean Pretto were elected to the three seats up for election. Hassler, a longtime school district...

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