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 Hart, Laura Kadlec, Jackie Higgins, Sarah Hermann and Rhonda McSalley. Three more classroom interventionists will be hired in the coming week.

The money to fund these salaries will be coming from Proposition R, which was passed by District residents in November.