Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday reorganization brings new names and officers.
In its first post-election meeting Wednesday, Parkway School District installed its Board of Education members and elected new officers. Newly-elected director Kim Appelbaum—no relation to existing school board member Tom Appelbaum—was sworn in Wednesday night, as was re-elected incumbent Beth Feldman. Feldman subsequentally was elected president of the board by her peers, after serving as vice president last school year. Director Chris Jacob was outgoing president of the board. Director Dee Mogerman was unanimously selected vice president. Incumbent Helen Casteel lost to Kim Appelbaum and Feldman in the April 3 election, where the contest was three candidates for two seats on the 7-member board. Casteel told the school board Wednesday …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Appelbaum upsets the cart—for a big win.
Ballwin resident Kim Appelbaum, a challenger to two incumbents in the Parkway School District Board of Education race, beat not one to get a seat, but both incumbents. Beth Feldman retained a seat on the Board, losing to Appelbaum by only a mere 31 votes. Voters chose two winners from three candidates. Longtime incumbent Helen Casteel lost by over 1,200 votes. (WITH 130 OF 130 COUNTED) KIM APPELBAUM . . . . . . . . . 6,073 35.55 BETH FELDMAN . . . . . . . . . 6,042 35.37 HELEN CASTEEL . . . . . . . . . 4,837 28.31 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 131 .77 These are unofficial results with all of the precincts counted.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Get to know your candidates for the Parkway School District's Board of Education before April 3.
With municipal elections approaching next week, Patch presents another look at our three Parkway School District Board candidates. The district school board has two open seats for three active candidates, who have discussed cost-saving measures for the district and issues about public education access to date. Incumbents Helen Casteel and Beth Feldman are running for reelection. Casteel of St. Louis County will be completing her second 3-year term next month following her first election in 2006, while Feldman of Chesterfield was elected in 2009. Kim Appelbaum of Ballwin is a newcomer running for one of the two open school board seets in the April 3 election. Learn more about the candidates below, and be sure to tell us your thoughts in the…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Three Parkway School Board candidates vying for two open seats in next month's election talked education, Clayton v Turner, how to handle district budget cuts and more at Monday night's public forum.
The League of Women Voters of St. Louis sponsored the Parkway School Board candidate forum Monday night. Three candidates are running for the Parkway Board of Education's two open seats on the April 3 ballot. (Read Previous Story: A 3-Way Race For Two Seats on Parkway Board of Education) The candidates, in order of filing and as their names will appear on the ballot, are: Feldman and Appelbaum each have two children attending Parkway schools, while Casteel, a retired teacher, had two children who attended Parkway as well. For more information and bios on the candidates, visit the board of education page on the Parkway website. Monday's forum at Parkway South Middle School allowed candidates to present their views and address questions from…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Chesterfield school board race heats up with three good candidates.
At a glance, it's three candidates for two spots on the Parkway District Board of Education (total seven members) in the April 3 election. A term is three years. Two are incumbents, current board Vice President Beth Feldman, and 2-term member Helen Casteel. Kim Appelbaum is the third candidate and challenger to the two incumbents. She is an IT contract manager and Ballwin resident. See who else is on the Parkway school board. The Chesterfield-based Parkway School Districthas an annual budget of some $210 million a year to spend on public education—the majority of it from residents' property taxes. Read candidates' bios, in their own words: Beth Feldman 314-317-9569 I have been a resident of Parkway since I married in 1990. My husband and I…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Last-minute filing by means it's a race on April 3.
The Board of Education race in Parkway School District got a third candidate Tuesday, the last day to file, providing a challenger to the two incumbents on the seven-member board. Kim Appelbaum joined the race against incumbents Beth Feldman and Helen Casteel. The Parkway board of education decides how to spend some $200 million a year in tax dollars on Chesterfield-based public schools, grades K - 12. District officials said the challenger is not related to Tom Appelbaum, a current Parkway Board of Education director. Kim Appelbaum is a Ballwin resident and Maritz IT Contract Manager, with two children inParkway West Middle and High schools. Incumbent Feldman, is currently board vice president. She was first elected in 2009, after a one-…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Parkway District incumbent files for race on day one.
Board of Education Vice-President Beth Feldman filed Tuesday in the Parkway School District race for re-election on April 3, for a 3-year term. Feldman was the first to register on first day of the filing period. January 17 at 5 p.m. is the last day to register to get on the ballot. Feldman's earliest filing time Tuesday at 8:01 a.m., will give her top billing on the ballot. Observers said Feldman was in the district parking lot not long after midnight, in order to be first in line. Feldman said earlier this year she wanted to stay on the school board. The Chesterfield resident has been on the job since her appointment in 2008, and was then re-elected the following year to a 3-year term. Board Director Helen Casteel denied last week making…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Parkway Board of Education has two director positions open for the April 2012 election.
The Parkway Board of Education has two director positions open for the April 2012 election. The terms of Helen Casteel and Beth Feldman expire in April, opening up the positions. Both can file for re-election. Both openings are three-year terms. Candidate filing begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 13 and continues through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Parkway Board of Education candidates must meet the following qualifications: Applicants should also provide a biography of 200 words or less and a recent photo at the time of filing. This information will be released to media and used in Parkway publications. Candidates must file in person at the Parkway Administrative Center, located at 455 N. Woods Mill Rd. in Chesterfield. Filing can be done at …