The St. Louis Public Schools will ask the Mo. State Board of Education for permission to sponsor a charter school that will locate in the vacant Mitchell Elementary, shown here in a Google Maps screenshot.
Michael Lidell (L) and attorney William Douthit (C) watch as Supt. Kelvin Adams announces an agreement that allows the SLPS to use $96 million from the settlement of a desegregation lawsuit to pay off debt and fund education initiatives.
For the first time in a decade, the St. Louis Public Schools will be debt-free.
Superintendent Kelvin Adams announced today that the district has entered an agreement with the plaintiffs in a 1972 case over the district's segregation policies that frees up $96 million for debt reduction and district operations.
St. Louis Public Schools employees will get raises for the first time since the 2008-2009 school year under a contract approved Tuesday night by the state-appointed Special Administrative Board that oversees the district.
Members of the American Federation of Teachers Local 420 voted overwhelmingly earlier in the week to approve the new three-year deal, which takes effect immediately.
A new state audit has found that the principal of a St. Louis Public School District elementary school purposely manipulated attendance figures.
The findings indicate that Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Principal Esperansa Veal ordered a staff member to falsify hundreds of attendance records, which may have helped the school meet federal “No Child Left Behind” requirements.
State Auditor Tom Schweich says the evidence his office found was overwhelming.