The Ferguson-Florissant School District board will challenge a judge’s order that halted board elections on the premise that the board’s election process was stacked against African-Americans.
“In the time since the lawsuit was filed, District voters have elected two additional African-American board members,” said Board President Donna Paulette-Thurman in a statement. “We are confident the present process is lawful and provides an equal opportunity for all candidates.”
Graduating college in December has its perks for families who get a reprieve from the parking nightmares and hours-long ceremonies of spring commencement.
Plus, the thinking goes, early graduates also get a leg up on the job market.
Less than one month after walking the stage at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Michelle Arrington starts as a trauma nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In fact, most of the 50 students in her nursing cohort have jobs lined up.
A dozen drinking fountains and sinks at 10 St. Louis Public School campuses are so contaminated with lead that they are being removed permanently from service.
Eight drinking fountains also have failed the district’s test for lead for the second or third time, Roger CayCe, the district’s deputy superintendent of operations, said at the district’s special administrative board meeting Thursday.
Those fountains are at Clay Elementary, Fanning Middle, Gateway Middle, Henry Elementary and Meramec Elementary schools, he said.