Monday, May 13, 2013
Council members will discuss financial matters Monday night.
Ladue will hold its business workshop Monday night, 6 p.m. at the district offices. Dr. Jason Buckner, the district's chief financial officer will lead a discussion concerning payments on the new fifth grade center and will introduce the new budget for the next fiscal year. Also, Dr. Donna Jahnke, the newly-named Ladue Superintendent who takes over July 1 will head up the discussion about the successes of the OASIS Reading program for the district children.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Newcomer Dan Regelean and incumbent Jeff Kopolow. Kopolow elected president of the board.
If time consumed has anything to do with it, expect new Ladue School Board President Jeff Kopolow to run fast, snappy meetings. In defense of past presidents, Monday night's agenda had only one discussionable item, setting the salaries for district administrators. Kopolow's first meeting as board president lasted just 16 minutes. The board certitifed the April 2 election results and seated the top to vote recipients, Kopolow and Dan Regelean. Monday's meeting was the last for School Board President, Jayne Langsam who retired after serving the district as a volunteer for many years. "I felt it was both an obligation and an honor to serve, and I feel like I met my obligations," said Langsam. Judy Sclair, the district's acting superintendent …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Brief agenda for Ladue School District's Board of Education Meeting tonight.
For those anxious to get home to watch the NCAA Basketball Final 4, Louisville and Michigan, or catch another episode of "Dancing with the Stars," the Ladue School Board agenda for tonight's meeting is brief in nature. The two newly-elected board members Jeff Kopolow, incumbent and Dan Regelean will be certified and sworn in as new members tonight. Also, the board will hold an election of officers for the coming year. Assistant superintendent for Finance, Dr. Jason Buckner will brief the board concerning administrator salary increases at the regular monthly board business meeting tonight. A discussion of BASK/TAS tuition may move to an action item.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Kopolow is a resident of Olivette; Regelean lives in Creve Coeur.
The results of the Ladue School Board election are in and the two elected to three-year terms are Jeff Kopolow ,incumbent, and newcomer Dan Regelean. Kopolow is a retired history teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and Regelean works in human resources. Kopolow had 2,126 votes and Regelean, 1,495 votes. Regelean declined to speak to the media following the election according to district spokeswoman Susan Dielmann, the district’s communications director. Kopolow’s reaction was swift and to the point. “I am humbled by the expression of the voters, and happy with the confidence they (the voters) have shown for my work. I congratulate Dan (Regelean) for being elected to the school board too.” Kopolow is anxious to work with the new …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
After much discussion, the board decided to maintain the status quo.
Studies show proof positive that high school students do better by starting their school day later in the morning, and the converse is true (earlier) for middle school students. The Ladue School District surveyed the parents concerning change of school day hours and the results were inconclusive. Half wanted change, have did not. Some 71 percent of Ladue Horton Watkins students indicated they prefer to leave it just where it is, a 7:40 start to their day. Many LHWHS students either participate in a wide variety of after-school activities (music, drama, sports), hold part-time jobs or want to jump start their homework assignments. They get out at 2:20 p.m. daily. A handful of elementary school parents have shown interest in having their …
The district has 125 two-way radios; more than 200 surveillance cameras in place and extensive planning to protect students and staff alike.
Long before the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting or the Instagram incident at Ladue Middle School, the Ladue School District has had sophisticated and well-planned security measures in place for years. Meanwhile, the district’s security planning and execution goes back more than a decade. Jason Buckner, assistant superintendent for finance and the district’s CFO, has worked on issues involving district security. He gave an update to the school board Monday night. “Our goal is to be 100 percent safe at all times in the district. Sometimes, our own homes are not even 100 percent secured,” Buckner said. There was some discussion of level of involvement by students themselves. Jeff Kopolow, board member and retired teacher, said he has had …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Board policy now meets satisfaction of all parties involved with Facebook in the classroom.
Back in late August a Ladue Middle School teacher filed a law suit over an imperfect bill involving the use of Facebook in school curriculum. Much water has passed under that bridge with a variety of compromises coming out of the Missouri State legislature since then. On Monday night at the regular Ladue School Board meeting, action was taken to formulate a new board policy dealing with the terms of social media. While the vote was 7-0 in favor of adoption, it didn’t go without some back and forth discussion. Former school teacher Jeff Kopolow, board member had reservations about voting yea on this issue. “And that’s only because I don’t think it goes far enough,” he reasoned. Kopolow, who in retirement teaches Missouri On Line High School…