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.