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Education News

Take Our Mehlville School District Tax Levy Survey

Monday evening the Mehlville Board of Education passed a resolution to place a 49-cent tax levy on the November ballot by a 5-1 margin.

This decision was partly based on a survey conducted by Opinion Research Specialists last December by 375 frequent voters.

We thought we would create the same survey but instead of just 375 frequent voters, […]

Mehlville School Board Votes 5-1 To Put 49-cent Tax Increase on November Ballot

A little over 100 Mehlville/Oakville residents showed up at the Mehlville High School Library Monday evening to hear comments and gather information regarding the placement of a tax increase on the upcoming November elections.

In the end, the board voted 5-1 to put a 49-cent increase on the November ballot.

Board Member Jamey Murphy did not attend […]

Families feel bite as schools add, raise fees for supplies, activities

Mehlville school fees increased as budget slashed.

The budget for back-to-school at Michele Schroeder’s home has a new item this year: $218 so her 10-year-old daughter can ride the bus to elementary school.

The fee is a new one in the cash-strapped Mehlville district, but public schools have been tacking on extra costs for parents for years, […]

Mehlville needs money, majority of board says; Trakas, critics disagree

Excerpt for Call Newspaper story by Gloria Lloyd:
The majority of Mehlville Board of Education members said last week that they believe the district needs more money to operate, but one board member agreed with district critics that the district can get by with less.

With both the majority of the board and the majority of frequent […]

Mehlville School Board considers putting tax hike on November ballot

The Mehlville School Board heard a presentation from Superintendent Chris Gaines on Thursday about two proposed ballot measures, including one for a tax hike this fall.

For one measure, the board considered three increases in the district’s tax levy ranging between about 50 cents and about 85 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

The administrative team recommended […]

Mehlville schools enforce contracts, face large class sizes after losing dozens of teachers

Excerpt from KMOV news story by Laura Shay:
After 20 teachers retired and almost 60 resigned after the 2014-2015 school year, the Mehlville School District is enforcing all of its remaining contracts.

“It’s pretty normal at this time of the year to say that, ‘we need to keep you here,'” said Kari Estes with the Missouri NEA […]

Mehlville Facilities Authority To Hold Open Meeting August 6

The Mehlville Facilities Authority of Mehlville School District will conduct a Special Open Meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at the Administration Building, 3120 Lemay Ferry Road.

The meeting will be held to approve the minutes of the May 21, 2015 meeting. the annual election of officers and other business.

The public is welcome […]

New Mehlville superintendent looks to follow strategic plan

Excerpt from the Call Newspapers article by Gloria Lloyd:
With his first month in Mehlville behind him, new Superintendent Chris Gaines said he looks forward to becoming part of the community long-term and showing the community what it is like to follow a strategic plan.

Former interim Superintendent Norm Ridder, who left Mehlville June 30 and took […]

Faith Church to host a Week of Blessings at Mehlville Schools

Faith Church is hosting “A Week Of Blessings” starting today at selected Mehlville schools.

A site host will be on hand to kick off the time of prayer on the front steps or parking lot of each school.

A schedule of schools and times is posted here.

Parents, kids, family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Mehlville School Board Meeting on Thursday, August 6

The Mehlville School District Board of Education will conduct an Open Meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at the Mehlville School District Administration Building.

A Closed Meeting at 6 p.m. will precede this meeting.

To view the boards agenda, click here.