Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's official. The appointments of Laura Brock and Ken Rossics as assistant superintendents has been approved by the Ladue Schools Board of Education.
Ladue Schools released details of the appointments in the following news release. The Ladue Schools Board of Education has recently approved the appointments of two new Assistant Superintendents: “We are very fortunate to be welcoming these two talented people to our administrative team,” states Dr. Donna Jahnke, who will take over as superintendent on July 1, 2013. “Both Ken and Laura will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their respective departments. I look forward to working with them and to the contributions they will make to our district, our staff and our students.” “We still have a few more appointments to make to complete the hiring processes for the 2013-14 school year,” explains Acting Superintendent Dr. Judy …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dr. Jason Buckner briefs the board about the construction progress.
The new 5th grade center, to open this August on the new West Ladue campus is on schedule for completion and all renovation costs are under budget according to Dr. Jason Buckner, Ladue's assistant superintendent for business and finance. He expects more detailed reporting at the June board meeting. All of the improvements to the center are paid for out of Prop "O" funds as promised to the tax payers. Dr. Buckner expects only $25,000 to $50,000 be left over after all the bills are paid. The district is yet to purchase some $200,000 of furniture for the school. "We're right on budget, we promised the tax payers," he noted. The district was able to do this and complete the Ladue Early Childhood Center on the 30-acre site on Ladue Road, west …
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 …
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 …
Decide races for Ladue School Board, Frontenac alderman.
Today is the day voters go to the polls in Ladue, Frontenac and across Missouri to decide on municipal, school board and other issues at the ballot box. In Ladue-Frontenac Patch, we've been covering the issues locally, which include the race to fill two seats on the Ladue School board and seats on the Frontenac board of aldermen. We'll have updates throughout the day as news develops, then look here for results and updates after the polls close. Here's our guide to the races and ballot issues that will be decided today by voters in Ladue and Frontenac.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Field of candidates in Frontenac; Ladue School Board. No contested races in Olivette.
There will be no contest for mayor or council members in Ladue in Tuesday's election. Alderwoman Nancy Spewak is uncontested for Mayor of Ladue, replacing the retiring Anthony "Tony" Bommarito. Ladue ward candidates, uncontested are: Art Bond, Ward 1; John R. Fox, Ward II, and Bill Brennan, Ward III. City of Frontenac Mayor Keith Krieg is running for another term unopposed. Ward Races in Frontenac Ward I Kate Hatfield, 49 year old health care consultant versus Michael Morrison and incumbent John T. O'Connell, incumbent, 56 year old business consultant. Ward II Bud Guest, incumbent, 66 year old retired engineer, unopposed. Ward III John Levis, incumbent, 70 year old investment banker against Tom O'Brien, 49 year old small business owner. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch brings you everything you need to know about the April 2 election, from candidates and ballot questions to where to vote.
On Tuesday April 2, voters in Ladue and Frontenac will together head to the polls to elect Mayors, Aldermen, two directors on the Ladue School Board, and decide on a countywide parks funding proposal. William Shirley Jeff Kopolow Kisha Lee Dan Regelean Sam Goodman St. Louis Beacon report on Proposition P Where Do I Vote: Look up your address on the Secretary of State's website
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Debate was held last week. Election will be held April 2 to select two school board members.
Tuesday, March 19
These are the positions as stated by the five candidates for Ladue School Board as posted on the Ladue School District website. My name is William A. (“Bill”) Shirley. I am a 19-year resident of Olivette, a licensed attorney and a professional engineer. I am currently a sole practitioner but, prior to moving to Olivette, worked for a New Jersey law firm and as an engineer for Monsanto, UOP (the refinery design division of Honeywell), and FMC. I have been a member of the Olivette Environmental Concerns Commission, have coached for the Olivette Parks & Recreation Department, have been the Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 663 at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, have been a troop committee member with Boy Scout Troop 493, and a Boy Scout Merit Badge…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Patch will send questionnaires to the candidates running in the April election for two seats on the Ladue Board of Education. What questions should we include?
Five candidates have filed to run for two seats on the Ladue School District Board of Education in the Apri 2 election. As we approach the election, Patch will send each candidate a questionnaire to help empower voters to cast their ballots for the candidates they believe in. And we would like to include all of you in the process. What questions do you have for the candidates? Do you have a question about an issue in a particular school? Or would you like to know the candidates' viewpoints on a more general question for the whole district? Please share your questions in the comments section at the bottom of this article. We'll include as many as we can in our candidate questionnaire. We ask that you please ask questions that are on point…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
That idea was among a number that are on the table as school district officials discuss how to beef up security at district buildings. A consulting firm may be engaged to look at the district's overall planning.
The Ladue School Board continued its dialogue on school safety at the regular monthly district workshop meeting, and among the ideas discussed was putting police sub-stations in schools. Rich Wooten, Ladue’s chief of police, was among those at the workshop meeting; he said the idea of sub-stations might work. The Ladue district is also considering hiring a security consulting firm. Fees would range anyway from $12,000 to $15,000 for one year of service. On Jan. 31, Jason Buckner of the district and five other district employees attended a county school safety meeting for law enforcement. Buckner reviewed the highlights of the meeting with the school board members. These were some of the highlights of the discussion: The Ladue district is …