Chris Howard is a GOP State Committeeman from Ballwin.
Rockwood School District
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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. …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Law enforcement and school district officials shared area crises plans at a Safe Schools Partnership meeting Thursday. Police-led training could be provided to teachers and administrators.
St. Louis area police and school administrators are taking security measures in schools to the next level, even to the point of perhaps conducting training for teachers about how to disarm intruders and negotiate with shooters who invade schools. St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership met Thursday morning at the Rockwood School District Administrative Annex in Eureka to continue discussions about how to bolster future safety in schools. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said police teams are offering to survey the crises and emergency plans for the corresponding schools they service, especially to ensure everyone involved is operating from the same premises. "This meeting was about …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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: The Board of Educaiton meets at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Central Middle School …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Rep. Scott Dieckhaus, R-Washington and the chairman of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, said there's no easy fix to Turner v. Clayton.
It's not easy to talk about. St. Louis-area students in unaccredited school districts aren't getting the education they deserve. Does that mean they should be able to attend accredited school districts in St. Louis County? Should those districts have a say in how many students they accept? It's an issue five area legislators and about 50 attendees tried to tackle in Thursday’s town hall meeting in Chesterfield. At the center of the discussion is Jane Turner v. School District of Clayton. The Missouri Supreme Court's July opinion in the case was that school districts are mandated to accept any student from an unaccredited district and have no say in the matter. In the St. Louis area, both the St. Louis Public School (SLPS) and Riverview …