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.