Mehlville Schools set to host "state of the district" meeting -

Mehlville Schools set to host "state of the district" meeting

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MEHLVILLE, Mo. ( - The superintendent of Mehlville Schools is holding a "state of the district" meeting Tuesday night after the school board agreed to send the issue of a tax hike to voters in November.

The district is currently dealing with a four million dollar budget cut, which has impacted enrollment and teacher resignations. This year, the district lost 77 teachers, 20 of whom retired and 57 others who left for other school districts. Meanwhile, instead of cutting all busing close to schools, students who live within a mile of schools are now charged $218 each to ride the bus. Those who cannot pay walk to school.

Tuesday night's meeting will address these issues and the measure calling for a 49-cent increase in the current school district property tax rate. Administrators said if the tax increase is approved November 3, the money will go towards restoring and improving student funding, training and retaining quality teachers and staff, and upgrading student and district technology.

The meeting will take place Tuesday night at Nottelmann Auditorium on the Mehlville High School campus. It is open to the public.

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