Superintendent Chris Gaines

Mehlville school board votes to adopt 2017-2018 budget

It was a rocky road for negotiations between the Mehlville School District and its teachers this year, but the teachers’ union and the Board of Education reached agreement without turning to a federal mediator. The board unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, with teachers at the same meeting it approved a $116 million

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Mehlville board votes to extend Gaines’ contract

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 session, with board member Larry Felton unable to vote because he was attending

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Mehlville board to revisit nixing class-ranking system

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A bid to abolish the class-ranking system of valedictorian and salutatorian and change to a cum laude system in the Mehlville School District is opposed by some students and parents of the district’s top students. The Board of Education approved the policy change this spring, and will reconsider it

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Mehlville school board awaits teacher approval of new pact

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education believes it concluded teacher negotiations last week without having to turn to a mediator to settle a salary dispute, pending teacher approval of the agreement. The board extended negotiations beyond the June 1 deadline to settle on a pact with teachers, who wanted more

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Gaines’ post with AASA in Mehlville’s best interest, educators say

Letter to the Editor To the editor: On behalf of the nearly 10,300 students who attend schools in the Mehlville School District, we congratulate fellow Missourian Chris Gaines and Mehlville superintendent as the incoming president-elect of the American Association of School Administrators, The School Superintendents Association. As members of its Governing Board, it will be

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Mehlville school board extends negotiations with teachers

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education’s negotiations with district teachers extended past a June 1 deadline at the agreement of both parties, but had not yet gone to a mediator at the Call’s press time. After an eight-hour marathon bargaining session between Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler, Chief Financial Officer Marshall

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UPDATED: Mehlville board delays property sale to Aldi

June 9 Web-Exclusive Update: The Mehlville Board of Education discussed selling the property next to Oakville Middle School to Aldi for more than an hour Thursday night, with board members in favor of it but delaying a final decision to work out contract language. A final vote could happen at the board’s next regularly-scheduled meeting

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