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Business Fund set up
By Pat Lindsey
For the past 37 years, North County, Inc. has represented the 375,000 residents of North County in economic development. As president and CEO of that organization, Rebecca Zoll takes the duties outlined in her job description very seriously. And with the recent upheaval in Ferguson, Zoll and NCI are now taking on new responsibilities, including fundraising to help Ferguson area businesses hurt by the vandalism and closings.
Ready to Embrace the New School Year
The Staff and Administration at the Ferguson-Florissant School District have been busy addressing the unforeseen and tragic issues facing our community as we prepare for the new school year. Our Board of Education made an important and supportive decision to delay the school start until Monday, Aug. 25. “Our staff has taken advantage of this extra week to make scheduling adjustments, ensure the safety of our campuses and prepare our staff to welcome our students and celebrate a new school year,” said acting superintendent Lawrence Larrew.
Jennings School also Closed on Tuesday
All schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were closed Tuesday, August 19 and will remain closed through Friday, August 22 due to continued unrest in and around Ferguson. This decision was made after much careful deliberation and consideration of input received from local law enforcement officials and district security staff.
North County Incorporated along with the St. Louis Regional Business Council Announces Reinvest North County Fund
Immediate Investment for North County Business and Community Relief
The North County Inc., regional development association along withthe St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) has organized an immediate business response to support small business owners and school children who were impacted by the tragic and continuing events in Ferguson and surrounding communities. Leadership with the RBC and NCI said in a statement that they are deeply concerned and stand with the people who live, work and go to school in these communities. The Greater North County Chamber has joined in supporting these efforts.
Due to continuing unrest in some areas of Ferguson, and in the interest of the safety of students and families, all schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will be closed Monday, Aug. 18. Jennings School District also announced that schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 18.
50-Cent Levy Approved in FF School District;
One Hazelwood Proposition Wins, 1 Loses
North County voters approved tax hikes for schools in Ferguson-Florissant, for emergency services in Hazelwood and a bond issue in the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District for fire fighting equipment and apparatus. However, tax hikes of 40-cents per $100 assessed valuation for the FVFPD was defeated as was a 7 percent tax on utility use in the City of Hazelwood.« Previous Entries Next Entries »