Ladue School Board To Hear Request For Delay In Laptop Program
Monday night's Ladue School Board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the district's offices on Conway Road.
The Ladue School Board meets Monday night for the body's first open meeting since the announcement that Superintendent Dr. Marsha Chappelow would take an immediate leave of absence ahead of her departure from the district in June.
Among the items on the agenda:
A delay in the district's One-to-One Learning Initiative.
Administrators are citing turnover in district leadership, as well as an incident at Ladue Middle School last month when a student used a distirct computer to access a chat room where inappropriate activity took place between the student and a man as reasons for putting brakes on the program.
"We firmly believe in the value of this program, but believe it should be implemented at a time when there is a more conducive climate for it succeeding, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke wrote to board members in a memo.
Shortly after news of the incident was released, a district spokeswoman had said funding was the key issue in relation to moving forward with the initiative.
The board will also vote on tuition increases for programs out of the district's Early Childhood Center, in Creve Coeur, effective for the 2013-2014 school year and continue discussions on the impact the district's 5th Grade Center, also located on the same West Campus, will have on transportation and school bell times.