After putting in place an expensive new reading program last school year, more students are reading at grade level, according to data presented to the school board on Monday night.
A physical education teacher allegedly “slandered” “libeled” and “defamed” superintendent Eileen Shafer at public meetings, according to tenure charge documents the school district released in response to a records request on Wednesday.
The school board has given its approval to mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration’s $70 million project to renovate historic Hinchliffe Stadium by expanding and extending its lease agreement with the city.
School board members narrowly adopted a budget on Tuesday night that cuts 234 jobs, including 166 teachers, and raises property taxes by 14-percent.
The city’s two alternative high schools – Silk City and Great Falls – will be merged into a single school in September.
The city’s school board awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of legal contracts to 18 firms on Wednesday night.
Mayor Andre Sayegh’s administration unveiled its renovation plan for Hinchliffe Stadium which includes 80 apartments, a restaurant, 300-space parking deck, and gallery space for Negro league history.