Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Brentwood Board of Education approved the budget during a meeting last Tuesday.
Not much is different about next year's budget for the Brentwood School District. The district budget projects just over $16 million in revenues and expenditures in the 2011-12 fiscal year, which runs from July to June. It shows only a small increase in revenues and expenditures compared to the 2010-11 projections. The Brentwood Board of Education approved the budget during a meeting last Tuesday. Some expenses—like the addition of a fifth-grade teacher, a roof upgrade at McGrath Elementary School or the cost of a facilities study—were already approved during previous school board meetings. The budget also allows for raises for district employees: a 1 percent increase for teachers and 1.5 percent increase for support staff. The complete …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Brentwood Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
A vote on the 2011-12 fiscal year budget is scheduled for the Brentwood Board of Education's meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Brentwood School District Conference Center. The budget proposed by school officials has changed little compared to last year, said Dr. Charles Penberthy, superintendent of Brentwood schools. The school board has approved many of the expenses in previous meetings, like the addition of a fifth-grade teacher, a roof upgrade at McGrath Elementary School or the cost of a facilities study. Here are some other highlights for Tuesday's agenda:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The agreement prevents district layoffs, said Superintendent Dr. Charles Penberthy.
Teachers in the Brentwood School District have agreed to collectively forgo scheduled pay increases in the 2011-12 school year to prevent any layoffs or cutbacks to their colleagues. The district usually follows a specific method when determining pay for teachers and support staff. For teachers, their pay increases with each additional year of experience. They also receive more pay depending if they have a bachelor's, master's or master's with 30 additional credit hours. The continuing decline of assessed values of Brentwood homes has caused a drop in district revenue. The agreement—which saves the district $231,710—allows the school district to stay out of the red in the 2011-12 school year, Superintendent Dr. Charles Penberthy said. "…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dr. Charles Penberthy, superintendent of Brentwood Public Schools, shares a letter and an invitation with the community.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Brentwood School District will host a community informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18 in the Brentwood School District Conference Center. The event will focus on the implications of the Jane Turner v. School District of Clayton decision by the Missouri Supreme Court and the variety of legislative responses offered as a “Turner fix.” Citizens of St. Louis County and patrons of public schools have strong reasons to be well-informed on this situation. Although the Turner case started as the concern of two districts, the court’s ruling last summer caught the attention of school districts throughout the area. The original court case began in 2007 when six St. Louis City residents from private schools signed tuition contracts …
Friday, February 11, 2011
The new academic calendar still finishes before Memorial Day.
Changes to the academic calendar, which address snow days accumulated over the past several weeks while still releasing students before Memorial Day, were approved by the Brentwood Board of Education on Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to change Tuesday, Feb. 22, from a non-attendance day to a full-attendance day; change Friday, April 8, from a noon-dismissal day to a full-attendance day; and change Friday, April 15, from a non-attendance day to a noon-dismissal day. Three additional days have also been added to the calendar. The district has cancelled five days of classes this year due to inclement weather. Originally, the last day of classes was scheduled for Monday, May 23. Scheduling additional days to address the snow-day …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Brentwood School Board met on Tuesday night to address important changes in energy management, long-term facility renovations and middle school class scheduling.
Talk of energy management, facility renovation and a curriculum change for middle school students dominated the discussion at Tuesday's Brentwood School Board meeting. The meeting began with information about an energy management audit. Representatives from Talisen Technologies and Murphy Company—organizations that the district hired to act as consultants—laid out plans to reduce energy use in Brentwood schools, funded in part by a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources obtained by St. Louis County. The sustainability project will enable the district to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency and create and retain jobs, according to Robert Tudisco, project manager with Talisen Technologies. Sam Welge, …