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Education News

Mehlville School District updates community on Prop R

As part of the Proposition R initiative, the administration of the Mehlville School District made a pledge to keep the community informed about how, when and where those tax dollars would be spent.

While Prop R money will not be available until the 2016-2017 school year, there has been a lot of progress in hiring new […]

District Hires Elementary School Interventionists

The Mehlville School District has finalized contracts with eight teachers who will serve as reading or math interventionists for the 2016-2017 school year. These teachers will provide extra help for students who are struggling in their core studies.

The teachers who will be serving as elementary school interventionists are Celeste Pounds, Renee King, Kaitlyn Swanegan, Dawn […]

Principal Picked To Lead Innovative Elementary School

Dr. Scott Clark has been selected to lead the efforts to create a new innovative elementary school in the Mehlville School District. For the past seven years, Dr. Clark has been the principal at Forder Elementary School.

The new elementary school is the centerpiece of a plan by Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines to expand the educational […]

Mehlville Superintendent Unveils Plan To Transform Student Performance

Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines presented a plan to the Board of Education on Thursday, January 7th that changes how students are educated in the Mehlville School District.

The centerpiece of the plan is to create a new innovative elementary school, as well as to expand advanced class offerings in District middle schools and high schools.
Watch the […]

Prop R passes by wide margin

Proposition R, the widely debated property tax increase for residents of the Mehlville School District passed by a resounding 72.5 percent.

According to complete but unofficial returns, the Mehlville issue won with 17,905 for to 6,783 against.

You can read more about the passage of Prop R here:

Time to Vote on Proposition R – A Side By Side Comparison to Help You Decide

The Proposition R debate has been heated and has divided the Mehlville/Oakville community.  Before you head to the polls, we have put together a side by side comparison of the argument from each side of the issue for you to use in making your decision.

Editors note:  We requested a statement and clarification of certain details from […]

Oakville Jr. Tiger Basketball Tryouts Oct 19 – 20

The Oakville Jr. Tiger Basketball program is having tryouts in October for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.

All tryouts will be held at Oakville High School.

Details for each tryout are listed below:

Monday, October 19, 2015
6-7:30p – 5th and 6th grade Girls – Gym A
7:30-9p 5th and 7th Grade Boys – Gym A

Tuesday, […]

Opponents of Mehlville Schools Tax Increase Launch Website

Opponents of Proposition R have launched a new website.

The website,, states that prop R would guarantee a continuation of the failed practices of the past and that there are better solutions.

A group called Secure Mehlville Oakville Future organized the website and according to their homepage consist of “neighbors who are very concerned about the state of […]

State of Mehlville Schools presentation paints dim picture of district

A few hundred residents attended last nights presentation by Mehlville School Superintendent Dr. Chris Gains where he outlined the current state of the district.

The theme of the presentation; how round after round of budget cuts in the past decade were affecting the children in the district.

In November the district will ask voters for a property tax […]

Mehlville Superintendant Gains sends letter to community

Dr. Chris Gains, Superintendent of the Mehlville School District, sent out an email this afternoon to the communities of Mehlville and Oakville.

A copy of the email can be seen below:

Dear Mehlville and Oakville Communities:

Last night the Mehlville R-9 School District Board of Education voted to place Proposition R on the ballot this November. Prop R […]