Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The extension is one of the items on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Parkway School Board.
The Parkway School Board will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the district's central offices at 455 N. Woods Mill Road. Here's a preview of some the items on the board's agenda.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Parkway School Board is set to vote on a package of cuts totaling $3.3-4.1 million at a board meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Central Middle School.
As the Parkway School Board prepares to vote on a proposed package of $3.3-4.1 million in budget cuts at a meeting tonight, one of the items that is not on the table is pay freezes for the district’s top-paid employees. Parkway previously faced questions about giving raises to employees, particularly administrators, after making nearly $8 million in cuts last year, but Superintendent Keith Marty defend the district’s position and said there are several problems with such a move. First, he noted that it’s a question of fairness. In Parkway’s case, the district’s unionized employees are under contracts until June 2014 that include pay increases. “Should administrators, for example, be frozen while teachers are going to get a pay increase?” …
Friday, October 19, 2012
In preparation for National School Bus Safety Week, Parkway Superintendent Keith Marty rode school buses with students as they headed to class this week.
The following information was provided in a news release by the Parkway School District. Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty rode Parkway buses this morning (Oct, 18) to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, which takes place Oct. 22-Oct. 26, 2012. “It’s a great time to ride with drivers to show support and to encourage continued safe driving,” he says. Will Rosa, transportation director, and Dr. Marty also demonstrated how to evacuate buses safely from the rear. Parkway's transportation department has an outstanding record in student safety and service. For 22 consecutive years, Parkway's transportation department has been awarded the "Fleet Excellence Award" from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the "Exemplary School Bus …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Fox 2 News questions a salary bump given to Dr. Keith Marty and compares the pay to Ladue's top administrator.
How much is too much in tough economic times? That in, essence, is the question FOX2's Elliott Davis asked in this week's "You Paid For It" report which asked the head of the Parkway School District Board to defend the $7,000 raise given to second year Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty. Marty's salary is currently $227,000. Davis questioned School Board President Beth Feldman about the move, considering the economic challenges which have forced the district to make cuts elsewhere. Davis contrasted that with action taken by the Ladue School district when it named Dr. Marsha Chappelow as its superintendent, at a lower rate than her predecessor. Fair comparison? Tell us what you think!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
More than $9 million could be saved over the course of two years, according to a proposal to be discussed with the school board.
The Parkway School Board is set to discuss budget cuts Wednesday that the superintendent says could save the district more than $9.5 million over two years. Watch LIVE, starting at 7:30 p.m. The plan is outlined on the Parkway School District's website. It is also posted below from the district's website. According to the site, the district must reduce expenditures by 3 to 5 percent over the next two years due to declining revenues and a projection of minimal growth for the district. According to the website, Superintendent Keith Marty said the cuts could save the district between $7.45 and $9.63 million over the next two years. Wednesday night, the below recommendations are set to be presented to the school board. The cuts include both …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Superintendent released statement Thursday. What would you suggest?
Parkway Superintendent Keith Marty announced Thursday that the Parkway School District plans to trim its budget by approximately three to five percent over the next two years. Although no specifics were given, Marty stated in an email blast to district stakeholders that the district hopes to reduce operating costs for the 2012 and 2013 budgets. Marty issued the following statement introducing the issues. Although Parkway continues to be in strong financial shape, our schools are not immune to the challenges of declining revenues in a tough economy. Since 2007, Parkway's operating revenues have decreased steadily and future growth is expected to be minimal. Over the same period, our schools have worked hard to keep costs down and expenses …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Parkway Board of Education is scheduled to vote Wednesday night on changing the start and end times for all schools. The changes could take effect in October.
The Parkway School District Board of Education is scheduled to vote Wednesday night on changing the start and end times for all schools. If approved, the time changes could take effect Oct. 17. Last year, the school board voted to add 20 additional minutes to elementary school days and move back the start times for middle school students. Parkway district spokesperson Cathy Kelly told Patch those changes have created some transportation issues, which is why Superintendent Keith Marty is now proposing adjusting school times by 5 to 10 minutes. Marty issued a statement Friday on the proposed changes. Kelly said the bottom line is the bus schedules are too close together, and 30 percent of the students are arriving at school late on a regular…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Parkway School District staff celebrates a back-to-school kickoff at Queeny Park with a new brand unveiling.
With an estimated 2,400 staff members in attendance from the Parkway School District Thursday morning, the district's back-to-school kickoff at Queeny Park was considered a success. The district unveiled its new brand, the first brand change since 1988. According to the website ParkwaySchools.net, “The new brand platform and related elements such as the new tagline and logo provide more effective written and visual complements to Parkway's new mission, vision and strategic plan developed through Project Parkway.” The brand, which now reads Parkway Schools instead of Parkway School District, features a logo with a book and sunburst and the phrase, “Higher Expectations. Brighter Futures.” The district is excited to unveil the new logo, but …
Monday, July 25, 2011
The last installment of Creve Coeur Patch's Q&A with Keith Marty.
Parkway School District's new superintendent Keith Marty took over the reins officially on July 11, though he's been visiting the district regularly since his hire was announced in January. See Previous Patch Q & A Coverage with Keith Marty: Student Testing School Boundaries We've got one more policy question—about school lunches. Then we chatted with him about how he got to Parkway and how long he might stay. Patch: Maybe a couple months ago, we had done a lunch review of a couple of the area school districts. A reviewer had gone to Parkway North High School and seen a lot of fast food. She was told it was because of a distribution problem—the food has to be made in one spot and then sent out to the other schools. One of our readers …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Creve Coeur area elementary school attendance maps could be changing.
Parkway School District's new superintendent Keith Marty took over the reins officially on July 11, though he's been visiting the district regularly since his hire was announced in January. Patch talked with Marty this week about what's coming up in the district and how's been settling into his new role. Thursday, we shared his answers about developing a strategic plan for Parkway's facilities and beginning ongoing testing. Find out what Marty thinks about early childhood education and the upcoming adjustment of elementary school boundaries in the north and central areas of the district. Patch: What do you see as the role of early education and programs like Parents as Teachers? How do those fit into where Parkway is going? Keith Marty: …