Eric Knost, whose job as the superintendent of the Mehlville School District thrust him into the middle of this school year’s student transfer drama, has resigned that job and is in line to become superintendent of the Rockwood schools.
In a notice posted on Mehlville's Facebook page, Knost said he was released from his superintendent’s position, effective June 30, during a closed meeting of that district’s school board Monday night.
Eileen Tyrrell, co-founder of the citizens group Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions, announced her candidacy for the Rockwood School District’s school board this morning.
“Our key goal is accountability on all levels though the district, transparency of the business transactions,” Tyrrell said. “The other goal that I’m going to bring is let’s give the classroom back to the teacher, the parent and to the student.”
As a board member, Tyrrell said she would also work to ensure that district decisions can be effectively implemented in the classroom.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich updates members of the Rockwood School District in Eureka on Aug. 7, 2013, on efforts to improve the "Fair" rating the district received this year. Schweich was pleased and said all of his suggested reforms are either in progress or already implemented.
Following a critical state audit of the Rockwood School District back in February, Missouri Auditor Tim Schweich said Wednesday that the district has made tremendous progress. His previous audit found the district overpaid a construction company $1.2 million, which is one of the few issues still unresolved. Schweich recommended a variety of reforms for Rockwood, from fuel usage and inventory policies to program management services.