Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Will you be at Tuesday's meeting? The board will also discuss
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business. The board will hear a quarterly update report regarding the district's supplier diversity program. The last update, given in early February, included stats through Dec. 31, 2012, on minority and women supplier participation as it pertains to bid contracts awarded within the district. See: Hazelwood Schools Minority Suppliers On Target, Struggling to Find Women. At it's last meeting, newly re-elected Board of Education members were sworn in. Council also approved contracts to purchase three new vans and approved bids proposals for contractors to perform building code upgrades at multiple HSD schools. These code upgrades …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education also approved extra pay for staff that perform extra duties like coaching.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education approved a few contracts at its recent meeting last week. The board approved extra duty salaries for employees. Diana Gulotta, HSD assistant superintendent for communications said employees with extra duty pay are those who pick up some type of extra duty, such as coaching, in addition to teaching. The board approved the dates for paying those stipends. A contract was also approved for three, one-ton vans for employee use performing school business. Gulotta said the district received six bids and selected Dave Sinclair Automotive Group. The cost total cost for all the vans is $69,030. United Construction was selected from three bids to perform building code upgrades at Larimore and …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Hazelwood School District's advanced elementary band performed for the board of education to show appreciation for continuing to support arts programs in the district.
Hazelwood School District (HSD) elementary band instructor Liz Tabaka thanked the Board of Education for continuing music education. "Thank you for supporting music in our schools," she said at Tuesday's meeting. She along with Christine Berger, another HSD elementary band instructor led a group of advanced elementary band students through a trio of songs for the crowd at the meeting.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The board of education approved a contract with NCS Pearson for its annual summer professional development at Tuesday's meeting along with two other contracts.
Hazelwood School District (HSD) teachers and administrators will participate in a summer professional development to strengthen assessment literacy practices. The cost for the Assessment Literacy Summer Institute is $88,000. The board of education approved a contract with NCS Pearson, which operates a contact center on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, and according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance holds more than $12 million in federal contracts to conduct education research. Diana Gulotta, assistant superintendent for communications said several hundred teachers and administrators attend the summer professional development each year. The board of education also approved two small contracts that total a little more …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The student stabbed a friend in the leg while playing in school. He has been arrested and faces criminal charges as well as expulsion from the school.
A 17-year-old student was stabbed in the leg Tuesday afternoon at Hazelwood Central High School, resulting in a late dismissal of students, according to a KMOV report. Students were on lockdown in the high school following a stabbing of a student by another student. Police have arrested the student with the knife, and the juvenile is in custody, according to the article. According to a letter sent to parents from Principal Cheroyl Mitchell, two students were playing when one of them accidentally hurt the other while pretending to poke him with the handle of a knife. “Even though the students were playing around, we take this situation very seriously,” Mitchell wrote in the email. “The safety and security of our students and staff is a …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Missouri will only partially fund the state's public school foundation formula, leaving the Hazelwood School District and all other Missouri public schools to find the money elsewhere.
Tuesday's Hazelwood School District Board of Education meeting was light on agenda items, but the main topic packed a heavy load. Dwight Lindhorst, assistant superintendent of finance and facilities, presented the annual budget report, something most school districts will be dealing with soon, if they are not already. The report explained that due to state budget cuts and the need to balance the state budget, the Missouri K-12 public education system will experience additional budget cuts in the 2011-12 school year. Most will come from the state’s foundation formula and transportation revenue., according to Lindhorst. This means the Hazelwood School District (HSD) will receive less state funding and must seek alternative methods to balance…
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education was honored in its first meeting of the year. As well, there was discussion of the school's policy on bullying and a theatrical performance.
School Board Recognition week is celebrated each year in January, and at the first Hazelwood School District Board of Education meeting of the year, HSD Superintendent Dr. Steve Price acknowledged the board members' commitment to the school district. "At this meeting we wanted to do something special in recognition of our board of education that has given tirelessly of their time," he said. "Until you've been in this seat, I don't think you fully realize the dedication and time it takes." There was standing room only at the meeting. Students from across the district presented the board members with custom artwork which they designed along with ornaments and certificates of recognition, as parents looked on. Desiree Whitlock, the school …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
HSD superintendent Dr. Steve Price was recently appointed to American Heart Association Greater St. Louis Division Board of Directors.
Hazelwood School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Price has been many things in his life: principal, professor, teacher, director, consultant and father. He can now add another notch to his belt and title before his name as the American Heart Association Greater St. Louis Division Board of Directors recently approved his appointment as a board member. “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is the mission of the American Heart Association,” he said in a press release. “I am honored to volunteer my time for such a wonderful cause. Price became the superintendent of HSD in July 2010 and said he is looking forward to serving the community through the AHA board. He noted that he has a special place in his heart …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hazelwood PAC and Special School District combine efforts to address questions about their children.
The Special School District of St. Louis County and the Hazelwood Parent Advisory Council held an open forum on Wednesday night to ease stress for parents whose children may have special needs. Director of the Special School District Jill Karr said these needs can be anything from learning disabilities to physical disabilities. “The main thing we want parents to understand is that this is a way to help their children transition from their current grade all the way into high school,” she said. Karr said the forum was an ideal way to help remove some of the anxiety and answer some of the questions that parents might have regarding their children. One of the programs discussed during the forum were services in the home school. Most Hazelwood …