455 N. Woods Mill Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone (314) 415-8100
May 02, 2006
Last Day of School is May 30Because Parkway had no snow days, the last day of school for students will be Tuesday, May 30, 2006. It will be a full day for K-8 students and a half-day (due to finals) for 9-12 students. The last full day for teachers will be Wednesday, May 31, 2006.
Parkway Announces New AdministratorsParkway School District is pleased to announce new administrative appointments effective July 1, 2006. Tim Dutton has been appointed principal of Barretts Elementary. Dutton is currently the principal of Russell Elementary in the Hazelwood School District. He also has experience as an assistant principal in the Francis Howell School District and as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher in the Rockwood School District. Dutton is replacing Annie Ritter, who is retiring at the end of the 2005-2006 school year. Simone Wilson has been appointed principal of Highcroft Ridge Elementary. Wilson is currently the administrative intern at Highcroft Ridge. Prior to her administrative experience, Wilson was a classroom teacher at Highcroft Ridge and a classroom teacher in the St. Louis Public School District. Wilson is replacing Dr. Carole Stone, who is retiring at the end of the 2005-2006 school year. Dr. Rebecca Langrall has been appointed coordinator of secondary communication arts. Langrall is currently a communication arts teacher at North High. Prior to coming to Parkway, she was an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Wichita State University, an English teacher at the American School of Milan and director of secondary teacher preparation at Dartmouth College. Langrall is replacing Lisa Schwarz, who has accepted an assistant principal position at Southwest Middle.
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Beware Petitions that Could Harm Public SchoolsVoters are currently being asked to sign two petitions that may harm public schools. Please be sure to read the fine print and give thoughtful consideration before signing any petitions: --SCHOOL FUNDING ARTICLE 9 EDUCATION PETITION - This petition would alter the constitution as it pertains to funding of public schools. Among other provisions, the proposal would limit local control of school funding; authorize vouchers and the use of public money for religious schools and institutions; and give sole responsibility for funding public and private schools to the Missouri Legislature. For more information, visit http://www.csd.org/csdrpdc/edfunding2006hom.html -- ARTICLE 14 PETITION "PERTAINING TO FINANCE AND SPENDING" (TABOR) - This proposal is similar to the failed Colorado provision known as "TABOR," or the so-called "Taxpayer Bill of Rights." It would impose a permanent, constitutional spending limit on state government based on an inflation/population-growth formula. While it may sound like a good idea in theory, this could cause Missouri to reduce the state's funding of essential services, including public education. The nonpartisan Missouri Budget Project has researched and published information about the proposal at http://www.mobudget.org/newtabor.htm A national group is providing funds to pay for the collection of signatures in Missouri and other states. To view proposed ballot language of all petitions being circulated, visit the following web site: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2006petitions/06init_pet.asp.
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New Parkway Board Members and Officers Sworn in
On April 19, the Parkway Board of Education unanimously elected board directors Monty Montgomery and Dee Mogerman as president and vice president, respectively.
Montgomery was first elected to the board in 2004. Dee Mogerman has also been a board member since 2004. At the same meeting, new board members Helen Casteel and Greg Powers were officially sworn in as directors.
For more information on the Parkway Board of Education, go to http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/html/new_boe_members.html
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