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July 22, 2015
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Some hope for more specifics on Mehlville tax-rate measure

District needs to look ahead, not to its past, Gaines says

During the public debut last week of new Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines, the Board of Education's initial discussion of a likely ballot measure this November ended with some board members hoping for more specifics on where money might go....more >>
July 22, 2015

Mehlville still providing best bang for the buck

'Call the Tune' by Mike Anthony

Over the years, we've heard many outlandish statements uttered by Mehlville Board of Education members during meetings....more >>
July 22, 2015
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Mehlville board member compares district's fiscal practices to Greece

School district incapable of using funding wisely, Trakas says

Mehlville Board of Education members debated last week whether the district is in such dire financial straits that it needs more money to educate its students, but one board member said Mehlville's money management reminds her of Greece....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Mehlville board eyes sample ballot language for tax-rate hike

Palamand suggests forming watchdog group of citizens

With the cutoff to add a tax-rate measure for the November election approaching next month, the Mehlville Board of Education is set to start looking tonight at sample ballot language, how money might be used and a "Contract with Mehlville" to build accountability into spending....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Pike named Point Elementary School principal

The Mehlville Board of Education has hired Shannon Pike to become the new principal at Point Elementary School....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Mehlville administrator departs for Rockwood

Counts began at Melville in 2007

On the heels of former Mehlville School District Superintendent Eric Knost's departure for Rockwood last year, the district is losing another key administrator to Rockwood, as one of Knost's longtime deputies is following him to the larger district....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Ridder hired as superintendent of Joplin School District

Veteran educator most recently served as Melville's interim head

The Mehlville School District's most recently departed superintendent is heading across the state....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Hearings to focus on whether county should sell parkland for JB Cemetery

Negotiations on sale of land underway for four years now

County Executive Steve Stenger rose to the county's top job last year in part on the strength of his successful 2011 fight to save county parks from closing....more >>
July 08, 2015
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Group kicks off effort for Mehlville tax hike

Crutcher outlines 'five facts in five minutes' on finances

The citizen-led campaign seeking a tax-rate increase this November for the Mehlville School District officially kicked off last week, and organizers hope to unite the community around a "reasonable" tax-rate measure....more >>
July 08, 2015
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Mehlville board says farewell to Ridder, longtime employees

'You've made it cool to plan,' Felton tells departing superintendent

Any observer of the Mehlville Board of Education over the past year knows that the board rarely approves anything unanimously these days, but board members were in full agreement as they said farewell to outgoing Superintendent Norm Ridder at his last board meeting that the interim leader was an asset over the past year to a district in financial crisis....more >>
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