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Oversight panel to review proposed revised Prop P budget

August 7, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor A proposed revised budget for the Mehlville School District's Proposition P districtwide building improvement pro-gram will be reviewed by the Proposition P Oversight Committee. The Board of Education decided last week to refer the proposed revised Proposition...

Crestwood’’s fire sales tax no false alarm; it’’s needed

August 7, 2003

Crestwood voters will have an easy decision to make when they go to the polls next week to consider a quarter-cent sales tax designed to offset some of the costs of providing fire protection. The decision Crestwood voters will make Tuesday, Aug. 5, when they consider the quarter-cent sa...

Mehlville board considers $10 reduction in high school athletics fee

July 31, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor A recommendation to further reduce the amount of the Mehlville School District's high school athletics activity fee was scheduled to be considered earlier this week by the Board of Education. The Board of Education was scheduled to meet Monday night – after...

Lindbergh superintendent awarded 9.4 percent salary hike

July 31, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor Superintendent Jim Sandfort has been awarded a 9.4 percent raise for the 2003-2004 school year by the Lindbergh Board of Education. Board members voted unanimously to extend Sandfort's contract through the 2005-2006 school year. Sandfort is being paid $145,000...

Revised Prop P budget goes to Mehlville board

July 31, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor A revised budget for the Proposition P districtwide building im-provement program that projects expenditures totaling more than $86 million was scheduled to be considered earlier this week by the Mehlville Board of Education. The Board of Education was sched...

Voters approved tax-rate increase, not $68 million project, Charles says

June 26, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY When Mehlville School District voters approved Proposition P nearly three years ago, they authorized a 49-cent tax-rate increase, not a nearly $68.4 million district-wide building improvement program, according to a Mehlville administrator. "The voters approved a 49-cent levy....

Chairman says full disclosure not provided on Prop P costs

June 26, 2003

The chairman of the Mehlville School District's Proposition P Oversight Committee recently contended administrators had not provided full disclosure to the panel of the total estimated cost of the districtwide building improvement program and related projects. Oversight Committee Chairman Chuck Van...

Discrimination complaint against Mehlville dismissed

June 19, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor A complaint alleging racial discrimination that was filed against the Mehlville School District by former Oakville Senior High School Principal Ed Harris has been dismissed. The complaint, filed last fall with the Equal Em-ployment Opportunity Commission, had...

Mehlville OKs administrative pay hikes ranging from 2.6% to 9.5%

June 19, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor Administrative pay raises ranging from 2.6 percent to 9.5 percent for the 2003-2004 school year recently were approved by the Mehlville Board of Education. The district's 52 certificated administrators collectively will be paid $4,683,195.87 during the 2003-2004...

County video game ordinance overturned by appellate court

June 12, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor Video games are a protected form of free speech, a federal appellate court has ruled in declaring unconstitutional a St. Louis County ordinance designed to limit minors' access to violent or sexually explicit video games. The ruling, handed down last week by...

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