A group of 80 students from the district's five high schools were among the crowd gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this morning.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Parkway School Board is considering delaying the review of the district's Early Retirement Incentive Plan while it waits for the Missouri State Legislature to make a decision on pensions.
The Parkway School Board is considering a delay in reviewing the district's early retirement incentive policy. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Parkway School District's current policy allows early retirment for teachers with between 25 and 31 years of credited service in the Missouri Public School Retirment System and at least 10 years with the Parkway School District. The program, in its current from, is set to expire in 2014 and is scheduled for review this year. However, according to district's CFO Mark Stockwell, the board is now considering delaying the review of the district's early retirment policy as it waits to see what the Missouri Legislature decides about a clause in the state's teachers' …
Monday, January 14, 2013
As the Parkway School District plans to make an additional $4 million in cuts, it's inviting the public to January budget meetings to offer input. The first one is Monday night.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The cuts would begin in the 2013-2014 school year and come in the form of approximately 40 jobs through attrition.
The Parkway School Board is reviewing a proposal to cut approximately $4 million from the district's budget over the next two years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school school year. The district has said it needs to cut another $2-4 million, or approximately one to two percent of the district's overall operating budget, to restore its fund balance and prevent borrowing from reserves. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) "The revenues didn't come in where we thought they'd come in last year," Parkway's CFO Mark Stockwell explained. Last February, the board voted to cut up to $9.63 million over two years and ended up cutting just under $8 million from the 2012-2013 budget. The additional $4 million …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This preview takes a look at some of the item's the Parkway School Board will discuss at its 7 p.m. meeting.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Parkway School Board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the district's central offices at 455 N. Woods Mill Road. Here's a preview of some the items on the board's agenda, which can be viewed here.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Richard Ambler will serve prison time plus supervised release.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri Tuesday announced that Richard Ambler, of Florissant, was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for his role in transporting and receiving child pornography. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Authorities say Ambler, who had been a substitute teacher in the Parkway School district at the middle school and high school level since 2009, was engaged in the activity between January and April of 2012 and entered guilty pleas to a pair of felony counts in September. At the time of his indictment, Parkway officials said he had been removed from the district's substitute roster. Following his release from federal prison Ambler will be on …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Five Parkway School District teachers recently achieved National Board Certification -- the "gold standard" for teaching excellence.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The following information was supplied by the Parkway School District: Five Parkway School District teachers recently achieved National Board Certification -- the "gold standard" for teaching excellence. The teachers and their schools are: National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have done so through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is recognized as the source for the highest standards and practices that lead to …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Parkway South graduate and West County native Scott Langley qualified for the 2013 PGA Tour.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The following information was provided by The Country Club of St. Albans in a news release last week. The Country Club of St. Albans is pleased to announce one if its members has qualified for the 2013 PGA Tour. Scott Langley, shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round of qualifying at TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta, CA this week. Langley finished 17th, making him one of top 25 finishers in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament, giving him a 2013 PGA Tour Card. “Scott is a tremendous young golfer who will be an exciting addition to the PGA Tour next year,” said The Country Club of St. Albans General Manager David Derfel. “St. Louis has a long history of golfers on the PGA …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The 17-year-old male was also found in possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
A 17-year-old Parkway Central High School student was found in possession of alcohol and marijuana paraphernalia while on school property Tuesday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The incident was reported in the weekly Chesterfield Police Department blotter as occurring at 8 a.m. Nov. 27 and involving a male student. Chesterfield Officer Mike Ryffel said the Parkway Central's school resource officer was alerted to the situation by the school's administrators. Possible charges could include an MIP liquor violation, but since the case involves a minor, no further details were released.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After cutting $8 million from the budget and eliminating 130 full-time jobs, KMOV reports that the Parkway School District gave its gave administrators and department heads raises. Watch KMOV's story here.
As previously reported by Patch, in February, the Parkway School Board voted to cut up to $9.63 million from the district's budget over the next two years. At the time, school officials blamed the depressed economy for lower revenue. According to a report by KMOV investigative reporter Craig Cheatham, the district cut $8 million of that this year and those budget cuts eliminated 130 full-time positions. (Watch Craig Cheatham's complete report on KMOV.com here.) However, Cheatham also reports that a few months after deciding on the cuts, the district gave all of its administrators and department heads pay raises, including all 70 employees making more than $100,000 a year. Parkway school officials tell Patch that vote came at the June 13 …