The second St. Charles County Schools, Mental Health and Emergency Services Task Force meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Spencer Road Library.
Bernard Du Bray
- School Security Task Force
- St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann
- St. Charles County Schools
- St. Charles County Schools Mental Health And Emergency Services Task Force
- Tom Bishop
- Fort Zumwalt
- Fort Zumwalt Board Of Education
- Fort Zumwalt East
- Jeff Orr
- Mental Health And Emergency Services Task Force
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Shootings in schools have prompted St. Charles County to look into make sure schools are safe for children.
Gun violence in schools continue to be in the news. Just more than one month ago 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school. Closer to home, St. Louis had an instance of gun violence on Tuesday. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an on-again, off-again student shot an employee of the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts on Tuesday afternoon. Police told the paper the shooting was the result of a dispute about financial aid. Tuesday's school shooting once again, brings the topic of school safety to the minds of many. In St. Charles County, discussions have already begun about the state of safety of the schools. The discussion will continue next week, Jan. 22, at the second meeting of the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Schools, Mental Health And Emergency Services Task Force is meeting again on Jan. 22.
The 14 members of the newly-formed Schools, Mental Health And Emergency Services Task Force spent Tuesday morning at the Spencer Road Library talking about safety in schools. The task force met for the first time since its formation in late December following the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. In a Community Commons room at the library, the task force heard for presentations ranging on school preparation, mental health and school resource officers and how they related to making sure schools were safe. While the task force has no legislative powers—it can't force any school to do anything—the goal for Tuesday's meeting was simply start the dialogue and share ideas about how to make sure schools are safe. Starting the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The new task force will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Spencer Road Library in St. Peters.
The newly-formed Schools, Mental Health And Emergency Services Task Force will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 8 at the Spencer Road Library. In December, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann recently named 14 people, including St. Peters Police Chief Tom Bishop to task force in response to the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting. Tuesday's meeting will take place in Community Commons Room 240. The agenda for the meeting included an election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson and presentations scheduled from public and private schools, higher education institutions, law enforcement and mental health services. The task force will discuss next steps for the task force to take. The Task Force is accepting public comment in writing. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
St. Peters Police Chief Tom Bishop is a member of the new task force.
St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann recently named 14 people, including St. Peters Police Chief Tom Bishop to the St. Charles County School Task Force. The 14 have been seleteced for a school security task force for a term expiring June 1, 2013. The task force will hold two meetings in January at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 North Second Street, Rooms 115-116. The meetings will be open to the public and public input will be sought. Named to the task force are:
Monday, October 29, 2012
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports seven students have been suspended after students encouraged a special education student to masturbate on the bus.
Seven Fort Zumwalt East students have been suspended following an incident on a bus involving a special education student. According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the students encouraged a special education student to masturbate on the bus while returning home from a canceled JV football game last Monday. Fort Zumwalt Superintendent Bernard DuBray told the Post-Dispatch that the incident occurred after “some of the other kids goaded him on.” The Post-Dispatch reports the other students recorded the incident on their cell phones, but DuBray said that the students deleted the pictures upon learning of the investigation. As a result, seven students—including the special education student—were suspended. The Post-Dispatch …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Increased expenses lead to an increased deficit for current school year, but District says it should be fine.
Fort Zumwalt knew it would be in the red this year financially, but it found out Monday night the deficit will be larger. Initial budget projections for the 2011-12 year had Fort Zumwalt operating with a nearly $600,000 deficit. With revenue down, the latest report has the deficit climbing to $3 million. The Board of Education approved the revised budget at Monday's meeting. The news of the increased deficit was not surprising to the District, but wasn't good news. "We were hoping we'd be reducing it at this time." Superintendent Bernard DuBray said. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Orr said a combination of things are playing into the increased deficit. For one thing, expenses have gone up. When making the projection in May for the …