They recently decided to make about $4 million in cuts, with the district seeing more red for the foreseeable future.
Authorities with the Freeburg School District say the name originated in the 1930s, and was meant as an honor for a scrappy basketball team that played well despite having very few players who were tall.
It appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.
All board members except one voted to place Art McCoy on paid administrative leave last week.The crowd Wednesday demanded his reinstatement and answers to why the decision was made.
The compromise now goes to a vote of the Edwardsville school board next Monday.
KMOX learns talks will take place Thursday
The board has already made its final contract offer, which the teachers rejected.
Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district’s 700 students will be subject to random drug testing when classes resume later this month.
The state reportedly has that authority because district 189 has not met academic standards for nine years.
The Missouri House has defeated a measure that would have required public school superintendents to be elected instead of appointed by local school boards.