Friday, August 26, 2011
A $51 million bond issue that is funding construction at School District of Clayton facilities such as Clayton High School is now estimated to come in between $500,000 and $1 million under budget, less of a savings than had been anticipated.
While a two-year construction project covering renovations at five facilities in the School District of Clayton is expected to be completed by the end of September, it will have fewer savings than previously projected. S. M. Wilson construction manager Mark Winschel told the Clayton Board of Education at a meeting Wednesday night that the $51 million job is now expected to come in between $500,000 and $1 million under budget, down from an estimated savings of $3 million earlier this year. He added that S. M. Wilson and the district are working together to arrive at a final cost. Winschel said the reduced savings are a result of more extensive remodeling efforts at Clayton High School after construction crews encountered several “unforeseen…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Clayton Board of Education voted Monday to move forward with the work.
The Clayton Board of Education has approved approximately $14 million in work packages for construction at Wydown Middle School, an official confirmed Wednesday. The board gave its OK to the work—including projects involving roofing, sheet metal, drywall and electricity—at its meeting Monday, said Chris Tennill, chief communications officer for the School District of Clayton. It also approved $180,000 in tuckpointing work at the district's elementary schools, an athletic field house and Centene Field bleachers. The board is next scheduled to convene Aug. 24 for a joint session with the Clayton Board of Aldermen and a regular meeting, the district's website states.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Clayton Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday to consider more construction packages for the new Wydown Middle School and to review updated nondiscrimination policies, among other items.
The Clayton Board of Education is set to approve millions of dollars in work packages Monday night as part of ongoing construction of the new Wydown Middle School, documents posted to the School District of Clayton's website state. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the district's main office. A complete agenda and accompanying documents identified in this article may be downloaded from the Clayton school district's website. The total cost of the packages is expected to be approximately $11.4 million, including roughly $1.1 million in roofing and sheet metal work, roughly $1.6 million in metal studs and drywall work and roughly $3.8 million in work related to electricity, heating and cooling, telecommunications and fire alarms. That portion …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Clayton Board of Education closed out 2010-11 by saying goodbye to Superintendent Mary Herrmann and Chief Financial Officer Mark Stockwell.
The Clayton Board of Education closed out the 2010-11 school year Wednesday night, holding its last public meeting until the start of the 2011-12 school year in August. In addition to wrapping up budget and curriculum concerns, the board bid farewell to Superintendent Mary Herrmann and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mark Stockwell. The meeting began with a spirited public comment session concerning the new greenhouse at Clayton High School. One of the night’s action items concerned additional funding for the greenhouse, for which the board had already allocated $350,000. Faculty and staff lamented the need to ask for more money but insisted that it is necessary to maintain the facility. Board director Dr. Brad Bernstein questioned why the …
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Clayton Board of Education is expected to receive a final draft of the review in June. Changes in the district's curriculum have been in the making for nearly six years.
The Clayton Board of Education received a much-anticipated final update on the district’s math curriculum review Wednesday night, and board members made sure to make one thing clear: This is the beginning of a complex process. The board received the update from Dottie Barbeau, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning; Heidi Shepard, the district’s director of assessment and mathematics; parent Ruth Hall; and teacher Tyler Harger of the K-12 Math Committee. The presentation of the final review is expected in June. The group has been tasked with developing a curriculum comparable to others used internationally. Its members have studied programs from places such as Singapore, Finland and Hong Kong. Where possible, they have …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
But the Clayton Board of Aldermen passed several other ordinances at Tuesday night's meeting, including one tied to Wydown Middle School.
The Clayton Board of Aldermen passed a series of ordinances Tuesday in a one-hour meeting—with one notable exception. The night's agenda included the discussion of an ordinance to approve on-street parking restrictions in the Davis Place subdivision. The ordinance stems from Central Presbyterian Church's request to demolish some nearby buildings in order to create a larger parking lot for its congregation to use on Sundays and during weekday events. But Ward 3 Alderman Alex Berger, who sat in for Mayor Linda Goldstein, recommended that the topic be tabled for future discussion. The Board of Aldermen approved the plan, postponing discussion of the ordinance until its first meeting in May. Berger did not go into detail about why the matter …
Friday, March 18, 2011
It also discussed the issue of whether school lunch prices should be increased and addressed the process of curriculum reviews and evaluations at its Wednesday meeting.
The Clayton Board of Education broke ground on the new Wydown Middle School this week, and construction is scheduled to begin May 2. A fall 2013 completion date is planned. But just as the School District of Clayton prepares to welcome its newest addition, an official with the project announced Wednesday that a delay is possible. Drew Raasch of SM Wilson, the general contractor on the project, was on hand at the board's Wednesday meeting to give members an update on the progress of Proposition W, which will be used to fund the new school. An existing alley will have to be rededicated on the site and falls under the city’s definition of a major redevelopment. This will require plans to be submitted and approved by the Clayton Board of …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Clayton Board of Education is hopeful that the meeting can be held before the end of January.
*Editor's note: An earlier version of this article misquoted Clayton Board of Education member Brad Bernstein, who spoke Jan. 19 about the level of experience of Neumann Monson Architects. Bernstein said that the company did not have a representative at the Jan. 19 meeting. This article has been updated to reflect the correct quote. The Clayton Board of Education agreed at its Jan. 19 meeting to hold a public dialogue and workshop to assess the future of the new Wydown Middle School, preferably by the end of January. The decision comes after the city's Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board (ARB) unanimously recommended earlier this week that the board not proceed with work on the project as currently designed. Board director …