Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The extension is one of the items on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Parkway School Board.
The Parkway School Board will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the district's central offices at 455 N. Woods Mill Road. Here's a preview of some the items on the board's agenda.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After cutting $8 million from the budget and eliminating 130 full-time jobs, KMOV reports that the Parkway School District gave its gave administrators and department heads raises. Watch KMOV's story here.
As previously reported by Patch, in February, the Parkway School Board voted to cut up to $9.63 million from the district's budget over the next two years. At the time, school officials blamed the depressed economy for lower revenue. According to a report KMOV investigative reporter Craig Cheatham, the district cut $8 million of that this year and those budget cuts eliminated 130 full-time positions. (Watch Craig Cheatham's complete report on KMOV.com here.) However, Cheatham also reports that a few months after deciding on the cuts, the district gave all of its administrators and department heads pay raises, including all 70 employees making more than $100,000 a year. Parkway school officials tell Patch that vote came at the June 13 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
In preparation for National School Bus Safety Week, Parkway Superintendent Keith Marty rode school buses with students as they headed to class this week.
The following information was provided in a news release by the Parkway School District. Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty rode Parkway buses this morning (Oct, 18) to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, which takes place Oct. 22-Oct. 26, 2012. “It’s a great time to ride with drivers to show support and to encourage continued safe driving,” he says. Will Rosa, transportation director, and Dr. Marty also demonstrated how to evacuate buses safely from the rear. Parkway's transportation department has an outstanding record in student safety and service. For 22 consecutive years, Parkway's transportation department has been awarded the "Fleet Excellence Award" from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the "Exemplary School Bus …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
About 180 students will be moved to alleviate overcrowding in North area elementary schools.
Parents had their first glimpse Monday night of the Parkway School District’s proposed plan to reduce overcrowding at Craig, McKelvey and Ross Elementary Schools. The plan was presented by Assistant Superintendent Desi Kirchhofer to a crowd of about 50 parents at Craig Elementary. After months of work, the proposal would shift about 180 elementary students primarily to River Bend Elementary, which has a current enrollment of approximately 230 students. Northeast Middle and North High schools may be impacted by the changes in the future. The boundary changes will be presented to the Board of Education, and the board members will decide to approve or disapprove of the plan. “The proposal, which will be presented to the Board in November, …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Keith Marty says he hopes to stay in the district for five to seven years.
Parkway School District's new superintendent Keith Marty took over the reins officially on July 11, though he's been visiting the district regularly since his hire was announced in January. Patch talked with Marty this week about what's coming up in the district and how's been settling into his new role. Previously, we shared his answers about developing a strategic plan for Parkway's facilities and beginning ongoing testing. We also shared his thoughts on early childhood education and the district's upcoming adjustment of elementary school boundaries. We've got one more policy question—about school lunches. Then we chatted with him about how he got to Parkway and how long he might stay. Patch: Maybe a couple months ago, we had done a …