Friday, December 16, 2011
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board could not reach agreement Thursday about whether to adopt policy revisions guiding how administrators discipline students for behavior that occurs outside of school property.
- Nate Birt
Friday, December 16, 2011
Civil liberties and the regulation of off-campus behavior became the focus of a lengthy discussion Thursday among members of the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education and Superintendent Linda Henke. At issue are proposed changes to a district policy known as JG-R. It governs how administrators discipline students. The Missouri School Boards' Association has recommended numerous policy updates for individual districts. MRH Board Treasurer Nelson Mitten reviewed the proposed changes and on Thursday provided his own analysis of which to adopt or amend. The board ultimately reached an impasse, tabling discussion of that measure and several related items. It approved policy revisions related to teacher salary schedules, the reporting of…
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education discussed the projects during its meeting on Thursday night.
After months of delays, crews have begun work on two major construction projects for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. The $4.1 million effort is funded by Proposition Y, a $9 million bond approved by voters in April 2010 and will continue renovations to the MRH Early Childhood Center and add a courtyard and parking lot for the high school. John Kayser, senior superintendent for construction company SM Wilson, informed the MRH Board of Education about the progress at its regular meeting Thursday night. “We have permits, and we have started in both locations,” Kayser said, explaining that demolition has started at the early childhood center while infrastructure work is underway for the parking lot. The project, originally …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education is expected choose a new member Wednesday from a pool composed of two Richmond Heights residents and one Maplewood resident.
Three people have submitted letters to express interest in joining the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education. Here's a look at the candidates, in their own words. A full copy of each candidate's letter is attached to this article. The board is expected to interview the candidates and make a selection Wednesday. Name: Patrick McMackin City of residence: Richmond Heights Educational background: Master of information management from Washington University; coursework completed for master's in American cultural studies at Washington University; bachelor's degree in sociology and American history from Lindenwood University Employer: Technical manager at Northrop Grumman Information Systems Reasons for interest in serving on MRH school …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Resumes from Francis Chmelir, Pat McMakin and Katie Kaufmann were formally submitted to the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education at a meeting Thursday.
Members of the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education have received the resumes of three candidates vying to fill a vacancy in the board's membership and will begin interviewing them this week. Information from Francis Chmelir, Pat McMakin and Katie Kaufmann was formally given to the board at its regular meeting Thursday night. Board President Maria Langston said the interviews will occur at a special session of the board Wednesday. The board will make a selection that night, though the official swearing-in for the new member may occur at a later date, MRH communications director Tom Wickersham said. The vacancy exists following the sudden death of Alex Hogue in March. Hogue was to become a member of the board along with Julie Pole…
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Applications will be accepted through May 6.
Applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy on the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education, a news release states. The selected applicant would serve on the board until April 2012, the release from the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District states. He or she would have the opportunity to seek election at that time for the remaining two years of the term. The vacancy exists following the sudden death of Alex Hogue in March. Hogue was to become a member of the board along with Julie Pole, who was sworn in April 11. To be eligible for the seat, applicants must be: Those interested in applying may submit a letter of interest to the board's secretary no later than 4:30 p.m. May 6. The MRH School District office, 7539 Manchester Rd. …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Maria Langston also returned to the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education for a second three-year term.
Two people began three-year terms with the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education on Monday during a brief meeting that included both laughter and a moment of reflection. President Maria Langston swore in new member Julie Pole, and Lamar Agard then swore in Langston. Earlier in the meeting, Langston reminded the audience that Alex Hogue also should have been sworn in Monday. Hogue died unexpectedly in March. "As many of you know, Alex Hogue should be joining us tonight," Langston said. "But God had a different plan for him." Hogue's wife, Kim, will assume his position on the district's African-American Community Advisory Council. The district will begin soliciting letters of intent for the open seat after the board's regular meeting…
Friday, December 3, 2010
Standardized test scores are generally above state and national averages, though math scores decline at the middle-school level, a new study states.
On average, Clayton students continue to score above the Missouri and national averages when it comes to standardized tests. But when it comes to math, proficiency among elementary and middle-school students varies. That's according to a study presented to the School District of Clayton's Board of Education on Dec. 1. The findings point to an issue the board already has acknowledged: The district must revise its curriculum so that students are prepared to take higher levels of math sooner. The study yielded largely positive findings, though it revealed a contrast: While it found a sharp increase in math proficiency in the third, fourth and fifth grades, proficiency dropped from the 80th percentile to the 70th percentile among middle-…