It appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.
“You’re wanting TIF money from us right now, based on an evolving plan? Would you sign a black mortgage? Because I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t.”
Eleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.
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.