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Mehlville Board of Education to Discuss District Improvements

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MEHLVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) - Facilities improvements, more safety precautions and more room for studentsthose are just some of the priorities in plan for more improvements to the Mehlville School District.

The second part of the multi-million dollar improvement plan for the district will be announced tonight at the Board of Education meeting.

The first phase, a $6 million dollar project approved in December 2011, resulted in tennis courts and the new auditorium, among other things.

Superintendent Eric Knost is leaving the district at the end of the school year, but says that has no bearing on his plans for the second phase of his “Proposal for Forward Motion.

“Some people think that with my coming move to the Rockwood School District, I’m trying to do something and run out the door,” he says. “That’s just not the case. This is something I’ve been working on all year, and I’m just making good with the plan.”

The biggest hurdle to the plan will be funding. Knost says he would like to keep a bond issue off the ballot and pay for it in other ways…the total cost isnt set yet.

He says he’s not discussing the funding mechanism, or how they would get to this plan. He says it’s just too early in the process.

The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Oakville High School auditorium.

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