Superintendent Chris Gaines

Mehlville School District fortunate to have Gaines

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Superintendent Chris Gaines last month began his third year at the helm of the Mehlville School District. Since becoming superintendent July 1, 2015, Dr. Gaines has been at the forefront of a whirlwind of changes designed to make Mehlville a destination school district. Some of the

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Mehlville superintendent takes oath as president-elect of national group

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines is in line to serve as the next leader of the nation’s largest superintendents’ organization after he was sworn in last week as president-elect of The School Superintendents’ Association, or AASA. Gaines was sworn in July 11 by Alton Frailey, retired superintendent of the Katy

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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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