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 …
Wednesday, November 28, 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 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, August 23, 2012
Dr. Keith Marty is a week into his second year at the helm of the Parkway School District.
Keith Marty has just started his second year as the superintendent of the Parkway School District. The Parkway schools Claymont, Hanna Woods, Henry, Oak Brook elementary schools are in Ballwin; students from Ballwin attend Parkway West High. Patch asked Marty about everything from last year's growing pains with bell times to the new technology plan that could impact each district school after Thanksgiving. 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 …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
he Parkway School Board is set to discuss budget cuts Monday that the superintendent says could save the district more than $9.5 million over two years.
The Parkway School Board is set to discuss budget cuts Monday that the superintendent says could save the district more than $9.5 million over two years. The plan is outlined on the Parkway School District's website. It is also posted below from the district's website. According to the site, the district must reduce expenditures by 3 to 5 percent over the next two years due to declining revenues and a projection of minimal growth for the district. According to the website, Superintendent Keith Marty said the cuts could save the district between $7.45 and $9.63 million over the next two years. Wednesday night, the below recommendations are set to be presented to the school board. The cuts include both admininstrative and teaching support …