A spokesperson for the teachers says a passed vote gave the union power to call for a strike if they feel necessary.
The Mehlville School Board will meet Thursday to begin discussing just what type of tax levy increase they’ll put on the November ballot.
Kathleen Dwyer of MRH, Ruth Knop of Parkway West take math and science award.
Interim Superintendent Norm Ridder says teachers have left for higher paying jobs in the Lindbergh and Rockwood school districts.
Hopeful Missouri teachers will have more time to answer fewer questions on some certification exams after complaints that not enough candidates were passing, but the State Board of Education stopped short Tuesday of lowering the scores needed to pass.
It appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.
Legacy Christian Academy in Caseyville will kick off optional year-round school June 1.
Eleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.
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.
St. Norbert Catholic School has so many students and teachers out sick that the school decided to close on Friday and thoroughly clean rooms.