The 2017-2018 School Year Is About To Begin!

Message From The Superintendent
Posted on 07/16/2017
Gaines

A new school year is almost here. It brings with it quite a bit of change. New attendance boundaries are in place, high school schedules have changed slightly, MOSAIC is opening, there are new opportunities for high school students, and there are several administrators in new positions. 

The past year was a year of engaging the community around these changes. The result is expanded opportunities for students in our schools. This year will be an implementation year. Our focus in on implementation, alignment, and refinement to offer an outstanding education to our students.

The summer has been a time of getting ready for the new school year. What did you do this summer used to be the back-to-school annual question. We did a lot this summer in preparation for the start of the school year.

Margaret Buerkle Middle School got a new heating and air conditioning system throughout the building. This was our largest project of the summer and kept Buerkle closed for use. It was also partially funded with funds generated by Prop R.

The most visible projects were the turf replacement at Mehlville High School, track spray at Mehlville High School, and a new gym floor at Oakville High School. You may also notice that we did quite a bit of asphalt maintenance this summer. These projects were funded through Prop R. Keyless locks across the district were replaced and we prepared for students at MOSAIC.

Less visible is some work on Mehlville High School ceilings and roof work at Beasley and Point Elementary Schools. The roof work was funded by Prop A.

While all this was going on across the district we also hosted over 1,600 students for summer school. This is the largest summer school on record for the district.

It may be quiet during the summer, but we were busy finishing up one year and preparing for the next. We look forward to welcoming your child to school in the coming days.

Be sure to keep abreast of school happenings via our webpage and social media outlets.

 

 

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