Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Five candidates for the Ladue School Board are stating their views in advance of the April 2 election.
The five candidates for Ladue School Board answered a variety of questions Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters candidate forum at Ladue Middle School. Couldn't make it? We've got you covered with a live blog of the event. Click on the Cover It Live Box to replay the event.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bradley Griffith is currently the school's Associate Principal.
The Ladue School District announced Tuesday morning that Bradley Griffith, the Associate Principal at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been hired by the district to be the school's next principal. Griffith succeeds Bridget Hermann, who announced that she would resign at the end of the current academic year. At the time of her announcement, Hermann cited philosophical differences and the "significant time justifying the need for educational initiatives," and "clarifying day-to-day administrative decisions." “This last year has given me a great opportunity to learn both the strengths and the opportunities for improvement that exist within our high school," said Griffith, who came to the district from Georgetown Preparatory School in …
Monday, March 11, 2013
This is your chance to participate if you attend the proceedings or if you follow the event on line.
The St. Louis League of Women Voters will conduct a forum for the five candidates running for two positions on the Ladue School Board, Wednesday night, 7 p.m. at the Middle School cafeteria. The election is Tuesday, April 2. Candidates Jeff Kopolow, the incumbent; William Shirley, Kisha Lee, Dan Regelean and Sam Goodman will all be there voicing their views on a wide variety of topics. If you cannot attend in person, then plan to follow the proceedings on Patch.com. Local Editor Jim Baer will blog the event. Followers are highly encouraged to email Jim during the proceedings: email@example.com or respond on the Ladue-Frontenac Twitter account.
Friday, March 8, 2013
5 candidates for 2 open positions to state their views on current issues.
The League of Women Voters of St. Louis will moderate a public forum for the five candidates running for the Ladue School Board this year. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria. Speakers are incumbent Jeff Kopolow; William Shirley, Kisha Lee, Dan Regelean and Sam Goodman. Audience participants will be able to ask questions of any of the candidates. The election is Tuesday, April 2.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
District administrators are forecasting financial hits on programs from child nutrition to special education.
West St. Louis Country area school districts are crunching the numbers and trying to determine what mandated federal budget cuts would mean if they go into effect starting Friday as part of the so-called "sequestration process." The White House released a state-by-state projection saying "Missouri will lose about $11.9 million in funding for primary and secondary education, putting around 160 teacher and aide jobs at risk. In addition, about 17,000 fewer students would be served and about 60 fewer schools would receive funding." The Special School District, which serves students with special needs from nearly every district in St. Louis County, would see cuts to funding from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Announcement was made at the Ladue School Board meeting last night.
Dr. Donna Jahnke, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Ladue School District was just named the new superintendent of schools. She takes over for Dr. Marsha Chappelow who officially retires June 30, 2013. A transition process and plan will be developed over the next few weeks. Dr. Judy Sclair remains Acting Superintendent. Dr. Jahnke has been with the Ladue School Disrict for 22 years. She came to the district first as a teacher in 1991, served as Director of Community Services including running the Ladue Early Childhood Center (LEEC) and became principal at Reed School in 1998. Dr. Jahnke holds both a Philosophy degree and Ph.D in Education Administration from Saint Louis University. She developed the first …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Third candidate, Dr. Jon Lamberson dropped out of the final 3, citing scheduling conflicts.
Monday p.m. update: The Ladue School district announced that Tuesday's board meeting would be held at the Ladue Middle School cafeteria to handle what is expected to be a large turnout, instead of the district administration building. Original Report: In light of Jon Lamberson, superintendent of the Riverside, IL School District dropping out of the final three for Ladue’s new superintendent of schools, the field has been narrowed to just two finalists. They are Fred Czerwonka, superintendent of the West Plains, Missouri School District and Donna Jahnke, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Ladue School District. Dr. Lamberson dropped out of contention over the weekend, citing scheduling conflicts to finalize his …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Cited scheduling difficulties as the reason.
Updated, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:07 p.m. This is the message from the Ladue School District: Dr. Jonathan Lamberson, the current superintendent of Riverside School District in Riverside, IL, notified the Board of Education late in the day on Saturday, February 23, 2013 that he would no longer be pursuing the Ladue Schools superintendent position. Dr. Lamberson was scheduled to interview with the Board of Education, as well as various stakeholder groups, during the day on Monday, February 25, 2013. Due to weather conditions and school closings, Dr. Lamberson's interviews have had to be rescheduled twice. Dr. Fred Czerwonka was interviewed on Saturday, February 23, 2013 by the Ladue Schools Board of Education and will interview with…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Board of Education is now expected to announce a new leader Tuesday night.
Friday 10:50 a.m. Update A previous version of this story indicated that Dr. Fred Czerwonka would be interviewing with community members and the Board of Education on Saturday. The Board interview will take place Saturday, but the community interviews will be held Monday. Patch apologizes for any confusion and has corrected the story below Weather conditions which have canceled classes Thursday and Friday at Ladue Schools will delay the naming of a new superintendent until Tuesday. Dr. Fred Czerwonka, the Superintendent of the West Plains (MO) School District, will interview with the Board of Education Saturday and with community stakeholders on Monday. Dr. Jonathan Lamberson, currently Superintendent of the Riverside (IL) School District …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Three candidates are scheduled to interview this week in closed-door sessions. An announcement of a finalist was scheduled for Monday.
Mother Nature is having an impact on the Ladue School District's search for a new superintendent. Finalists for the post had been scheduled for interviews with district leaders, staff and groups of community stakeholders this week, with plans to announce the new superintendent Monday night. Dr. Donna Jahnke, Ladue's Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning was interviewed Tuesday night at Ladue's administrative headquarters. Plans to interview Dr. Jonathan Lamberson, Superintendent of the Riverside (IL) School District 96 in suburban Chicago Thursday and Dr. Fred Czerwonka, Superintendent of the West Plains (MO) School District on Friday have now been consolidated to Friday and Saturday. Before that switch, Ladue School …