Friday, January 11, 2013
The cuts would begin in the 2013-2014 school year and come in the form of approximately 40 jobs through attrition.
The Parkway School Board is reviewing a proposal to cut approximately $4 million from the district's budget over the next two years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school school year. The district has said it needs to cut another $2-4 million, or approximately one to two percent of the district's overall operating budget, to restore its fund balance and prevent borrowing from reserves. "The revenues didn't come in where we thought they'd come in last year," Parkway's CFO Mark Stockwell explained. Last February, the board voted to cut up to $9.63 million over two years and ended up cutting just under $8 million from the 2012-2013 budget. The additional $4 million now being proposed would bring the total budget cuts to between $11 and $12 …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Parkway School District will provide biographical statements from each candidate on its website.
Parkway School District has three candidates running for two open seats this election season. Incumbents Helen Casteel and Beth Feldman are running to retain their seats, while newcomer Kim Appelbaum hopes to infuse the board with new blood. The district provided Patch with biographical statements on each candidate. The school district will also make the statements available on the Parkway website. We’ve compiled some basic facts on each candidate, based on these biographical statements, ranging from their previous experience on the board to their education level. Editor's Note: In the interest of fairness, we've listed the candidates in alphabetical order. Name: Kim Appelbaum Name: Helen Casteel Name: Beth Feldman Election day is April 3.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
District confirms a trio of school board hopefuls will run for office in April.
Filing for the 2012 Pattonville School Board election closed Tuesday at 5 p.m. A district spokesperson confirmed three local residents will run for two seats on the school board. Election day is April 3.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Three candidates, including two incumbents, are set to run for seats on the Pattonville School Board.
The election season started Tuesday across St. Louis, and in Pattonville School District, three candidates have filed to run for school board. Incumbents Jeanne Schottmueller of Bridgeton and Ralph Stahlhut of Maryland Heights will vie to retain their seats, while newcomer Michael Bailey of Bridgeton hopes to gain a spot on the school board. Maryland Heights Patch previously reported the school district has two board seats up for election this season.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
School Board President Bob Dillon and Pattonville Superintendent Michael Fulton will be on hand with candidate information.
Pattonville School District is holding a "Pre-Candidate Forum" for potential school board candidates Tuesday night. The Pattonville School Board has two school board seats up for election this year. Jeanne Schottmueller and Ralph Stahlhut currently hold those seats, according to the district. Mickey Schoonover, the district's director of school-community relations, said two people have RSVPed for the forum as of Monday afternoon. To RSVP for the event, call (314) 213-8001. Candidates can file for election starting at 8 a.m. on Dec. 13 at the Pattonville Learning Center. Election day is April 3.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The board increased residential tax rates for the coming fiscal year by more than 34 cents per $100 in assessed valuation.
The Pattonville School Board raised property tax rates for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The Pattonville School District increased the tax rate for almost all property classes due to a 6-percent decrease in property values. An owner of a home valued at $200,000 would see an increase of about $132 as a result of the residential tax rate hike. The new tax rate will be $4.4245 per $100 assessed valuation across all property classes. (For a tax rate comparison of each class of property, see the chart above.) The rate is composed of the $3.9345 operating tax and the 49-cent, debt-service tax levy. Local revenue makes up 85 percent of the district’s budget, and most of that comes from property values. Pattonville’s new operating tax rate is 17.55 …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Pattonville School Board met Sept. 13 to discuss a range of topics.
At Tuesday night’s Pattonville School Board meeting, Superintendent Mike Fulton said the school board is one of two finalists competing for an award through the state Outstanding Board of Education Program. There will be one winner for each of the five categories in the program. Pattonville is competing in the Parent and Community Relations category. Because the district spans more than three municipalities, Board Secretary Ron Kuschel said, the district had to make Pattonville its own community. “So what we’ve done is created a sense of Pattonville, a Pattonville community,” Kuschel said. “We work very hard and extensively with interaction with organizations in this community.” Kuschel said the board does this by talking to local …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Parkway School District's Interim Superintendent Don Senti's last school board meeting was Wednesday.
His time with Parkway School District may be almost over, but school board members and Parkway staff are hoping his legacy lives on. Don Senti, who has served for the last year as interim superintendent for the district, will officially step down this summer. The district's new superintendent, Keith Marty, begins the job July 1. To honor Senti's contributions to the district, the school board and staff are encouraging donations to the Parkway Alumni Association. Specifically, they're asking contributions be made to the association's Al Burr Educators Make A Difference Fund. The fund rewards outstanding teachers in the district with cash stipends. At Wednesday's Parkway Board of Education meeting, board member Dee Mogerman announced the …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tammi Hohenstein, Ron Kuschel and Cindy Candler took office on April 12.
Pattonville School District President Robert Dillon swore in three new board members on April 12. Tammi Hohenstein, Ron Kuschel and Cindy Candler took their places at the board table after taking their oaths of office during the district's reorganization meeting.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Defeated school board candidate hopes to volunteer with the district.
Three incumbent candidates for Parkway Board of Education garnered more votes than Patricia Adair in the April 5 school board election, but that defeat hasn’t deterred her from staying active in the district. She said she hopes the Parkway school board will continue their progress on Project Parkway, the district's multi-year strategic planning effort. Adair said she would also like to see the board come up with a continuous improvement plan. As for what’s next for Adair, she said she wants to contribute in different ways. Adair told Patch that she hopes to volunteer in the district. She said plans to speak with Don Senti, Parkway’s interim superintendent, about where her skills will best serve Parkway.