School Board Preview: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Coming to Parkway

This preview takes a look at some of the item's the Parkway School Board will discuss at its 7 p.m. meeting.

The Parkway School Board will hold the district's November meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Central Middle School. Here's a preview of some the items that are on the board's agenda. 

  • The district will present a report to the board outlining plans for the use of drug-sniffing dogs at all five high schools, starting next semester. The searches will be conducted twice a semester by the St. Louis County Police Department and will occur when students are in class.  
  • The board will discuss the Campus Technology Access pilot program, which allows teachers and students to bring their personal computer devices and use them for administrative or educational tasks. The program is currently in place at Central Middle School and North High School and is set to expand to all secondary schools Dec. 3.
  • The board is expected to approve a bid for $43,000 for the purpose of conducting a demographic market study of the Parkway Early Childhood Education program. The study is part of ongoing planning project to set a strategic direction for the district's schools in the years ahead.
  • A review and approval of the district's financial audit for the 2012 fiscal year. Conducted by an independent firm, the audit found no "material weaknesses or "significant deficiencies" in the district's financial statements


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