St. Louis Public Schools
St. Louis Public Schools are boasting today after McKinley Classical Junior Academy was named one of the top 50 middle schools in the country.
Local schools cancel after-school activities ahead of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
Dianna Sumner teaches social studies at Carnahan High School in South St. Louis.
District spokesman Patrick Wallace says the contract extension will provide stability in the district.
The parents of several kindergarten students at Monroe Elementary have been told to see their doctor.
“It’s very expensive,” Thomas-Murray with St. Louis Public Schools says. “We spent over $2 million in homeless transportation last year.”
SLPS has proposed to tear down an 87-year-old elementary school in the Tower Grove East neighborhood, and replace it with a more modern structure that may not blend with the area.
Lack of cooperation from the district almost dropped rating down to “Poor”.
This year Missouri switched from a 14 point to a 140 point system for grading districts, making it a lot harder for districts used to seeing perfect scores to achieve them.
“My heart goes out to those two superintendents who started July 1st. They’ve been on the job roughly six weeks and obviously they have a very challenging situation.”