Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The extension is one of the items on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Parkway School Board.
The Parkway School Board will meet tonight at 7:30 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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Parkway School Board is set to vote on a package of cuts totaling $3.3-4.1 million at a board meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Central Middle School.
As the Parkway School Board prepares to vote on a proposed package of $3.3-4.1 million in budget cuts at a meeting tonight, one of the items that is not on the table is pay freezes for the district’s top-paid employees. Parkway previously faced questions about giving raises to employees, particularly administrators, after making nearly $8 million in cuts last year, but Superintendent Keith Marty defend the district’s position and said there are several problems with such a move. First, he noted that it’s a question of fairness. In Parkway’s case, the district’s unionized employees are under contracts until June 2014 that include pay increases. “Should administrators, for example, be frozen while teachers are going to get a pay increase?” …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Parkway School District held the final in a series of four public presentations and feedback-gathering sessions last night and will vote on a proposal to cut $3-4 million from the 2013-14 budget next week.
With the last of its public budget meetings conducted last night, Parkway School District officials said they are ready to bring a proposal to cut $3.3-4.1 million over the next two years before the school board for a vote next week. The meeting at Parkway Central High School was the final in a series of four presentations at various district high schools to present information on the cuts and gather input from residents on the plan. School Board President Beth Feldman said the feedback at the meetings has not produced any broad themes or major criticisms, so herself and her fellow board members will likely vote on the package as it has been presented at their meeting next Wednesday. “I think the issues that have come up seem to be issues …
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 …
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 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
In preparation for National School Bus Safety Week, Parkway Superintendent Keith Marty rode school buses with students as they headed to class this week.
The following information was provided in a news release by the Parkway School District. Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty rode Parkway buses this morning (Oct, 18) to celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, which takes place Oct. 22-Oct. 26, 2012. “It’s a great time to ride with drivers to show support and to encourage continued safe driving,” he says. Will Rosa, transportation director, and Dr. Marty also demonstrated how to evacuate buses safely from the rear. Parkway's transportation department has an outstanding record in student safety and service. For 22 consecutive years, Parkway's transportation department has been awarded the "Fleet Excellence Award" from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the "Exemplary School Bus …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch feature enables readers to search public educators’ salaries.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch released an online database feature for readers to search through the salaries of all public education employees in Missouri. The feature shows the five top administrators of the Parkway School District earn more than the Rockwood School District’s top five, with the exception of the districts' two superintendents. Parkway’s top five paid administrators: Rockwood’s top five paid administrators: NOTE: Both Keith Marty and Bruce Borchers received raises effective July 1 with the 2012-13 school year. Marty's salary is now $227,000. Borchers is $234,600, with a 2 percent increase he received effective with this school year. Smasal's duties were replaced with Karen Kieffer, executive director of Learning & Support …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Keith Marty is a week into his second year at the helm of the Parkway School District. We asked about everything from last year's growing pains with bell times to the new technology plan that could impact each district school after Thanksgiving.
(Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Patch: Are more comfortable now a year in...what's the biggest thing you learned about Parkway so far? Dr. Marty: Parkway has a wonderful tradition of success and concern about their students. The district attempts to make students the center of decision-making and its core values a strong part of the decision. Patch: School administrators always say they hope budget cuts are done in a way that will have the least possible impact on daily classroom functions. How will parents and students most notice the impact of cuts the district had to make last year? Dr. Marty: Parents shouldn’t notice any changes in daily classroom functions as no classroom teachers were …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The board of education is expected to extend Keith Marty's work contract through June 2015, at Wednesday public board meeting, 7:30pm.
After one year at the helm, Parkway School District Superintendent Keith Marty is expected to have his work contract extended beyond his initial 3-year contract in a consent vote Wednesday night by his bosses—the Parkway board of education. Board President Beth Feldman is poised to recommend "...that the board of education approve the extension of the Superintendent's employment for an additional one-year period commencing on the 1st day of July 2014 though and including the 30th day of June 2015," according to the meeting's agenda posted on the district website. The district's new fiscal year begins July 1. Feldman was re-elected in April to the school board, and assumed the board presidency shortly after that. Marty signed a 3-year …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Parkway Superintendent answers questions about administrators' plans for a $10,000 June trip to Florida for a conference.
The Parkway School District is defending itself over plans to have Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty, a deputy superintendent and the district's high school principals attend a conference in Kissimmee, FL. The district was questioned in FOX2's "You Paid For It" segment for plans to attend the International Center for Leadership in Education's Model Schools Conference at a time when the district has cut back in other areas because of budget concerns. Dr. Marty told FOX2's Elliott Davis that he's attended the conference before and that the event, which will cost district taxpayers $10,800, will help administrators learn more about efficiencies. Click Here for a link to the conference's website In a statement to Patch, a district spokeswoman …