Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The school district said each student brings in money from the state, but there are costs as well.
The Brentwood School District has stated its position, at least the considerations, for whether or not students at a proposed Boys Hope Girls Hope group home could attend Brentwood schools. The organization provides group homes for promising middle and high school students from homes that might keep them from succeeding. It would like to build a combined girls home/boys home/office on Madge Avenue. The boys and girls would each live in separate, supervised homes. When the organization held an informational meeting at St. Mary Magdalen, folks spoke out both for and against the group home. The students could attend schools such as DeSmet or Ursuline Academy, or possibly Brentwood schools. On Monday, the Brentwood School District sent out a …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The city is still looking for a school crossing guard for the busy morning intersection.
A Brentwood city/school district cooperative effort to have a crossing guard at the intersection of White Avenue and Brentwood Boulevard is still in process. A guard was hired and scheduled to start on Monday, April 29, but called to say they can no longer accept the position, City Administrator Bola Akande said. She said the recruitment effort to fill the position continues. See the city's online ad for the position. The guard was approved by the board of aldermen to help students cross Brentwood Boulevard from approximately 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. "We’ve had some problems, at least the parents have observed some problems, with cars leaving White Avenue in a hurry, making turns right or left in front of kids as they’re trying to cross," …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
He said it disputes what the school district has stated in promoting Proposition K.
Friday, March 29, 2013
A committee named Brentwood Citizens for Excellence formed in February to support Proposition K. The proposition would raise property taxes for Brentwood homeowners to increase school district revenues.
A campaign committee supporting Proposition K has raised more than $4,000 over the past two months. That's according to campaign finance reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission last week and in February. Documents show that the commitee, which is named Brentwood Citizens for Excellence, raised $4,321 in donations. The committee, which lists Mark Womer and Michael Slatin as treasurers, formed in early February. Proposition K would increase the school district operating tax levy ceiling by 75 cents. That's about $83 for a $100,000 home, notes a previous Patch report. Residents familiar with the names and faces in the Brentwood School District will recognize many of the contributors to the commitee. Supporters include school board …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Brentwood Superintendent of Schools David Faulkner said declining property values are the reason schools are asking for a tax levy increase on April 2.
Are you willing to throw schools some of your additional tax money? The Brentwood School District will be asking voters to consider a tax levy increase on April 2. According to a previous Patch report: "Proposition K would increase the school district operating tax levy ceiling by 75 cents. That's about $83 per $100,000 of home value over the 2012 taxes levied. Based on the 2011 assessed values, the median home value in Brentwood was about $160,000. Prop K would add $133 over the 2012 taxes, or about $11 per month." Read more: Declining Brentwood Property Values Prompt Prop K for Schools The additional money would be used for building upkeep, maintaining class sizes, technology equipment replacement and "to attract, develop and retain the…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The inclement weather has prompted several businesses around Maplewood and Brentwood to close early on Sunday. We'll update Monday closings as more information becomes available.
Sunday's spring snowstorm is prompting cancellations around Maplewood and Brentwood. The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District has cancelled classes for Monday due to inclement weather. Brentwood students are on spring break this week. The Brentwood Public Library announced on its Facebook page it will be closed. The Heights that it will open at the usual time, but all fitness classes, van service and general programs are canceled. The Mid-County Family YMCA will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday. Classes will resume as normal at that time. The Southwest Diner will be closed Monday. Patch will update this post as we hear about other closings. Please add closings you know about to the comment section.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A Brentwood special education teacher is known for her quick sense of humor in the classroom.
Brentwood High School Special Education Teacher Shannon Koster, was one of 10 out of 2,700 teachers in the Special School District (SSD) to be honored with the SSD Keys to the Classroom Award on Wednesday. Koster has taught for 23 years. Twenty one of those have been at Brentwood schools. Teachers are selected for their "creative approaches to student learning, innovative programming and commitment to student success," the St. Louis SSD website states. SSD paraeducator Terri Schuchard said Koster's sense of humor stands out. "It seems to flow naturally out of her joy of life and enjoyment of teaching," Schuchard said at the dinner on March 6. "It adds to the pleasure of the class and keeps the students focused and paying attention." …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Brentwood Superintendent of Schools, David Faulkner will give an overview and answer questions about Prop K at the district office.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The tax levy could be rolled back when current TIF projects are paid off.
The Brentwood School District will ask Brentwood taxpayers for more money in the April 2 general election. Proposition K would increase the school district operating tax levy ceiling by 75 cents. That's about $83 per $100,000 of home value over the 2012 taxes levied. Based on the 2011 assessed values, the median home value in Brentwood was about $160,000. Prop K would add $133 over the 2012 taxes, or about $11 per month. Brentwood Superintendent of Schools David Faulkner said declining property valuations are the reason. He said values went down for the first time in 2009. They dropped again in 2011, and the county assessor has told him to expect down values in 2013. “When values goes down, we have to ask to raise the rate so we can …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Brentwood School District will pay for the part time position.
Brentwood Middle School students may soon have help crossing Brentwood Boulevard safely in the morning. The Ways and Means Committee, on Wednesday, approved a crossing guard at the intersection of Brentwood and White avenues in the morning, Brentwood City Administrator Bola Akande said. "It’s busier than others in our town because the Starbucks and the cleaners (Cardinal Cleaners) get a lot of morning business," Assistant Chief Dan Fitzgerald said. The guard, after approval from the board of aldermen, would help students cross Brentwood Boulevard from approximately 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. "We’ve had some problems, at least the parents have observed some problems, with cars leaving White Avenue in a hurry, making turns right or left in front of …