Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Kirkwood Board of Education approved a 1-to-1 iPad program that will begin rolling out this fall.
The Kirkwood School District Board of Education approved an initiative that would place an iPad Mini in the hands of every student over a two-year rollout. The 1-on-1 provision was approved at Monday's board meeting. The first phase launches this fall for students in 5th, 8th and 9th grade, with more grade levels added each semester through January 2015. The current roll-out schedule: With an estimated total of roughly $1.8 million for the cost of the project, the first phase will cost $325,000. The price includes an iPad Mini, a case and basic applications on the device. Students in 3rd grade and higher will be able to take the iPads home. Selected Kirkwood classes have been participating in the program already to test out educational …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Kirkwood Police Department said the student made threats toward others and the school in general.
The Kirkwood Police Department shared in a release Wednesday evening that a student at Nipher Middle School in the Kirkwood School District had been taken into custody after the juvenile made threats of gun violence to two other students and school-wide. Police said the threats were verbal and reported by two students who alarmed officials. The school's resource officer did not discover any evidence of acting on the threats, and the student's family said the student would not have access to any type of gun. Kirkwood Police added in their statement that the student had been removed from the campus and taken to the St. Louis Family Courts juvenile detention facility. Family Courts will be handling the case.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Kirkwood resident Joe Whitnall is concerned about recent pay increases for Kirkwood School District teachers. He wrote the following Letter to the Editor voicing his concerns.
Thursday, March 28
Dear school officials, staff: A couple of concerns about the pay increase recently approved: Why was this decided before the county's property valuations were released? Wouldn't it make sense to get a handle on potential revenue before locking into a half-million dollar added expense? Clayton, other districts are waiting until next month. The Kirkwood decision appears reckless and self-indulgent. Why isn't the pay increase on the home page of the district's web site? Personnel, after all, is the district's biggest expense, and this pay hike is a significant increase, also affecting pension expenses. I had to click several times before finding the issue in board minutes. The introduction reported only the new starting salary. Why …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Kirkwood Board of Education approved hiring two more school resource officers from the Kirkwood Police Department.
Kirkwood School District will be adding two school resource officers (SRO) from the Kirkwood Police Department beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. The Kirkwood Board of Education approved the hiring at the March meeting. The school district currently has two full-time SROs covering nine attendance areas, Superintendent Tom Williams said at the meeting. "It goes along with some of our other efforts to improve safety and security," Williams said. He added recent projects include improving entrances at Tillman and Westchester Elementary Schools, digital radios for buildings, and ALICE Active Shooter training. Cost for the additional hires would be split with the City of Kirkwood 75 percent and 25 percent. Williams said Police Chief Jack …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Kirkwood Board of Education recognized the stadium as a "project that needs to get done," but opted to postpone a contract decision.
The Kirkwood Board of Education opted last week to table the decision surrounding the next steps of a renovation of Kirkwood High School's E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium. After the $2.4 million project was approved by the board in December, the board sent out a request for bids with an aim of tackling the redevelopment this summer. Renovations include restrooms, press box, concession stands and ADA-compliant bleachers and seating. "The bids are higher than we expected," Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams said at the board meeting last week. "Now we're going to make a decision whether we have to go back and look at the complete scope of the projects, scale it way back, or whether we table or reject the bids and just start over." Williams said he …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Student art show features best of Kirkwood.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Representatives from the League of Women Voters will moderate the candidate forum Monday evening.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Changes to Robinson include new classroom space, library media center and gymnasium. A student art show will be held in the school's new gym space.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Representatives from the League of Women Voters will moderate the candidate forum.
Five candidates have filed for two open seats on the Kirkwood School Board, and all five will have a chance to face off against each other to explain their positions in a candidate forum scheduled for Monday evening. Representatives from the League of Women Voters will moderate the panel, which will be at the North Kirkwood Middle School library, 11287 Manchester Road, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Two positions on the Kirkwood School Board will be decided in the April 2 municipal election. The five candidates who have filed for the open seats are: The open seats are being vacated by Angie Bay and Kathy Harris, whose terms expire and will not seek reelection. RELATED ARTICLES:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
In addition to saving lives, the school will have the opportunity to earn money based on donor turnout.