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Parkway School Board To Decide Fate Of Bus Driver In Craig School Drop-Off Mixup

Wednesday night, board members will also address discuss ongoing talks of a partnership with the Rockwood School District.

In a closed portion of the Parkway School District's regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting Wednesday, members will discuss the status of a district bus driver who has been recommended for termination following an incident on the first day of school.

The driver was suspended after district officials said she let a third grade student at Craig Elementary off at a stop other than her own. The girl was disoriented while trying to walk home and was discovered in Creve Coeur Park.

A district spokeswoman called the driver's actions "Unacceptable" and said Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty had recommended the driver lose her job.

In other business, the board will:

  • Vote on a resolution backing statewide ballot question Proposition B, a Tobacco Tax increase which could raise between $283 million to $423 million annually. Some of those proceeds would fund programs to reduce tobacco use, according to the ballot language, while other proceeds would go towards public education at the elementary, secondary and college levels. 
  • Discuss ongoing talks taking place with the Rockwood School District over merging Continuing Education programs. Talk of bringing those programs together as potentially a part of cost-savings began this past spring. District officials on both sides have been looking at project budgets and attorneys have been looking at language that would further define a potential partnership, according to district documents prepared for Wednesday's meeting. Formal votes from each Board of Education could come next month.

 

The Board of Educaiton meets at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Middle School following a 7 p.m. meeting where the Board will hear public comment and vote on setting the 2012-2013 "blended" tax rate at $4.1838.

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