Chris Krehmeyer

President/CEO of Beyond Housing

Chris Krehmeyer is the president/CEO of Beyond Housing, a Neighborworks America organization in St. Louis.  He has served in that capacity since 1993. Chris has or currently sits on a variety of boards including Midwest Bank Centre and Midwest Bank Centre Holding Company, the United Way of Greater St. Louis Asset Building, both Washington University and University of Missouri’s Not-For-Profit programs and the National NeighborWorks Association Board.  Chris has been an adjunct faculty member at Washington University teaching a class in social entrepreneurship. Chris is married with three children and has an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Washington University.

Education
5:30 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Commentary: Public Education's Big Fix

In the coming weeks the future of the Normandy School District and that of every other district in the state will determined by the elected leadership in Jefferson City.  Normandy, currently unaccredited, will run out of money at some point between April and the end of the school year.  This topic covers so many difficult areas to not only talk about but also find consensus: public education, race, poverty and power.

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Education
5:30 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Commentary: School Transfer Fairness

Commentator Chris Krehmeyer
Courtesy of Beyond Housing

A recent decision by the Normandy School District will set the stage for the state and our region to address the financial aspect of the student transfer law.   Whether or not you agree with their decision, Normandy was not in any financial trouble before the transfer ruling and was in full compliance of state standards of fiscal soundness.  So how did we get here?

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Arts & Culture
12:16 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Supporting Families And Strengthening Public Education, We Can Do Both

Chris Krehmeyer.
Courtesy of Beyond Housing

The recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling in Brietenbart v. Clayton and the subsequent events shine a light on a difficult proposition: How do we support families wanting the best education possible for their children and help struggling school districts get better?  The case was brought by families in the then unaccredited City of St. Louis Schools wanting to send their children to the affluent, successful Clayton School District.  They argued that their unaccredited district was not giving their children the education they deserved and worth what the family was paying in taxes.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Early Childhood Education And Then...

Research has told us, over and over, that the benefits of early childhood education are significant.  Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. James Heckman asserts that early childhood education improves the productivity of both our children and society.    

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