6:30 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017
St. Louis City Elected School Board
Lexington School, 5030 Lexington (1st Ward, Kingsway West)
Open to the Public
Make Your Voice Heard! Speak Out at Monday’s Meeting. Contact SLPS Special Administrative Board and tell them No Taxation Without Representation.
SLPS (Appointed) Special Administrative Board
Meeting On Future Governance Of St. Louis Public Schools
6:30 pm Monday, November 13th, 2017
Northwest Law Academy, 5140 Riverview
Topic: SLPS Governance by Hybrid Appointed Board (appointed by Mayor, Governor, etc.) with some Elected Board Members
11/10/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Researcher’s positive findings on appointed school boards fail to sway St. Louis crowd
11/7/2017 St. Louis American: Community calls for elected school board
11/7/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Speakers tell task force that elected school board is best option for St. Louis
11/6/2017 St. Louis Public Radio: Philosophy versus performance: Who should govern St. Louis Public Schools?
11/2/2017 St. Louis American: SLPS seeks input about future governance
10/27/2017 St. Louis American, Column by Elected School Board President Susan Jones: Transition to an elected SLPS board should begin now
Future meetings… 6:30 pm Monday, November 20th, 2017 Location to TBA This will be the meeting where the SAB task force on alternative forms of governance will deliberate in public on the report and recommendation they will make to the SAB.
Make your voices heard.
Stop taxation without representation.
Return control of our public schools to our elected school board.
6:30 pm Monday, November 6th, 2017
Public Schools Appointed Special Administrative Board
Meeting on Elected Board Governance V
Vashon High School, 3035 Cass
10/11/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Who should run St. Louis schools? Appointed and elected school boards trying to figure that out
The SAB is holding the first of 4 meetings by a special task force it is rushing into being to study alternative forms of governance for the SLPS. Each meeting will be on a different form of governance, elected boards, appointed boards and hybrid boards which are part appointed and part elected.
It is part of an expedited process the SAB has cooked up to study alternative forms of governance for the SLPS. It will result in the SAB sending a recommendation to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on the future of governance for the SLPS.
This will happen before the end of December so that if any legislation has to be submitted to the Missouri General Assembly, changing how our school board is chosen, DESE will have the time to do so for the 2018 session.
Experts from the Missouri School Boards Association will present information about elected boards to a special task force that the SAB is forming to evaluate the information provided and ask questions of the experts. SAB Member Gaines said the public will also be able to ask questions. There will be opportunities for the public to make their opinions known via the SLPS website and other means.
Subsequent meetings on appointed boards and hybrid boards will be…
6:30 pm Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Central VPA HS, 3125 S. Kingshighway @ Arsenal
Note: school parking lot is entered off Kemper Avenue, the street one block south of Arsenal and Monday
This will be the meeting on Appointed Board Governance
6:30 pm Monday, November 13th, 2017
Northwest HS, at 5140 Riverview Blvd
This will be the meeting on Hybrid Appointed & Elected Board Governance
6:30 pm Monday, November 20th, 2017
Location to TBA
This will be the meeting where the SAB task force on alternative forms of governance will deliberate in public on the report and recommendation they will make to the SAB.
To request being placed on agenda/speak email Slpselectedboard@gmail.com
The October 10th meeting will be at Patrick Henry Downtown Academy, 1220 North 10th in Carr Square Neighborhood, 5th Ward.
Men and women have fought, died, bled, suffered much to ensure your right to vote. Honor them by voting.
7th Ward Independent Democrats and 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski have endorsed the following candidates and positions on ballot issues.
Mayor: Elect Lyda Krewson
Comptroller: Re-Elect Darlene Green
7th Ward Alderman: Jack Coatar
School Board (vote for three): Elect Dorothy Rohde-Collins; Elect James Ira Reece; Re-Elect Susan Jones
Community College Trustee, Sub-district 2 (vote for one): Elect Ciera Simril
Vote No on Prop A Body Cam Scam
Vote No on Prop B Election Date Scam
Vote Yes on Prop C City Resident Preferance
Vote No on Prop 1 Eco Devo Sales Tax Increase
Vote No on Prop 2 Used Tax for Soccer Stadium
Vote No on Prop NS Property Tax Hike for Vacant Bldg Program
The April 4th General Election is for Mayor, Comptroller, Odd Numbered Wards Aldermen, 16th Ward Alderman, School Board (three seats), Community College Trustee Board (one seat), and six ballot issues.
Wednesday was the deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot by Mail.
Absentee Voting In Person is available at
Board of Election, 300 N Tucker
8 am to 5 pm Friday, March 31st
9 am to 1 pm Saturday, April 1st
8 am to 5 pm Monday, April 3rd
Absentee Ballot Department at Board of Election: (314) 622-3319 or (314) 622-3230
You do not need a Photo ID to vote in this election. You will need one for the next election. If you need assistance obtaining a Photo ID, please contact Committeewoman Marie Ceselski at 314-630-7599.
What do you want to know about the candidates for St. Louis City School Board? Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may be included in the 7th Ward 2017 School Board Survey. Our 2015 School Board Survey and answers are posted here.
There most definitely will be a question on return of local control to the elected St. Louis City School Board, a question on tax abatement, and request for specific solutions on School-to-Prison Pipeline. You need not submit those issues.
Filing for St. Louis City School Board ends January 17th. The list of current candidates is here.
The former School Board Member who represented St. Louis City Public Schools on Tax Increment Finance Commission was in the news last week.
12/22/2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “TIF commissioner who questioned redevelopment ousted, but school board chief says there’s no connection”
12/22/2016 Riverfront Times: “Appointee Who Opposed City Foundry Tax Break Booted From TIF Commission”
Dr. Molly Metzger’s “What is TIF?” Presentation is a great TIF 1o1.
— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman