Wednesday, March 27, 2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "Don’t let a small, angry group control your public schools. Go to the polls and vote to pass Prop S and support current members of our School Board," says a Chesterfield parent in this recent 'Letter to the Editor.'"
Wednesday, March 27
“Houston, we DON’T have a problem”: There has been an ongoing campaign by a small, perpetually dissatisfied group (Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions or “RS for RS”), who have seized upon the recent Rockwood School District (RSD) state audit report to further their self-important agenda, manipulating facts and fabricating issues while attacking our School Board, seeking removal of our current Superintendent, and campaigning to defeat Prop S. RSD is fiscally responsible: The recent state audit identified possible over-payments totaling $1.2 million for construction projects spanning the last 10 years, and RSD is pursuing this finding. Not to trivialize this (I am a RSD taxpayer), but for perspective, these potential overpayments, …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Following last week’s State Auditor report of what was called mismanagement within the Rockwood School District by some residents, a watchdog coalition group says more changes are needed in the district's leadership.
Public trust in the Rockwood School District superintendent and Board of Education continues to plummet—as do the chances of passage for the upcoming April bond issue “Proposition S”—indicates Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions (RS for RS). The watchdog coalition is a non-partisan group of taxpaying Rockwood citizens. RS for RS issued a Monday morning press release, calling for most of the district's leaders to step down. However, Rockwood's Board Director Steve Smith already resigned Sunday, per the breaking news from Patch: Resignation Comes from Rockwood Board of Education Director Steve Smith Update to article at 8:51 a.m.: RS for RS co-founder Eileen Tyrrell tells Patch they called all Rockwood board members and Superintendent …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The public is invited to attend this presentation regarding audit findings of the Rockwood School District, the first new one in almost two decades.
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich just announced Monday midmorning he will present results of his team's recent audit of the Rockwood School District at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lafayette High School Theater in Wildwood. Schweich will take questions from the audience as well. Read previous article: Rockwood Audit Cost Actually is Unknown Says Missouri Auditors' Staffer Spence Jackson, media director and spokesperson for Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich and staff, told Patch in July this audit was partially due to concerns voiced from a Rockwood watchdog coalition group called Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions. RS for RS representatives began a petition drive during the fall of 2011 for a state audit of the district, but the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions representatives say a pending Missouri auditor’s report is expected to be on the mind of voters on April 2.
Monday, February 4
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Editor's Note: The following was provided as a news release from RS for RS, which is a self-described non-partisan group of taxpaying Rockwood School District citizens who seek transparency, fiscal responsibility and inclusion of parents and taxpayers in the decision-making process of the district. Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions coalition citizens announced their concerns over the Rockwood School District Board of Education directors voting to put another ballot issue on the April 2 ballot. As an advocate group for taxpayers, parents, employees and students of the Rockwood School district, RS for RS feels the Board and district officials need to work on rebuilding…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
TAKE POLL WITH ARTICLE: Rockwood School District will be evaluated by Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich staff sometime during later half of this year for a cost of $180,000, based on request submitted by local watchdog group RS for RS.
Rockwood School District as of Wednesday was placed on the audit plan for the later half of this year by the Missouri Auditor's staff, as confirmed by Spence Jackson, media director for State Auditor Tom Schweich's office in Jefferson City. Representatives of a local watchdog coalition, Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions (RS for RS) indicated in a Wednesday afternoon press release they had requested the audit several months ago due to Rockwood board of education member Steve Smith serving as the school board's president while also being a project manager of Glenn Construction Co., a vendor that has received most of the district's new building projects for more than a decade. RS for RS members contend that district records indicate …