Ferguson could see a majority of black council members after Tuesday’s election.
The district says it’s to keep class sizes small, keep pace with teacher salaries, open a new elementary school, and renovate Moss Field, which hasn’t been upgraded since 1948.
Nixon made his first veto of the session Friday, refusing to sign a measure he said unfairly penalizes experienced school administrators who want to continue their involvement in a school district.
Even if the district thinks about a tax increase for next year, it won’t stop this year’s cuts, which include up to 45 teachers, all tutors, no more library books, band instruments, swimming pools or clubs, and no more school buses for kids within a 3-mile walk of their school.
Reining in the expensive Missouri school transfer law could see some changes coming from the state legislature this year.
The Riverview Gardens and Normandy school districts are already looking at high costs to send students to accredited districts.
Normandy parent Sheila Love says she is concerned with the distance to Francis Howell, which is about 20 miles away in St. Charles County.
Jmiyha Rickman was reportedly throwing what has been described as a bad tantrum at Loy Joy Elementary.
The Rockwood School District told parents of the incident in a letter.
The district’s policy committee first looked at the issue last month and delved into more details of the plan this week.