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Hazelwood School District

Custodians OK 7-Hour Day

Move will Save Jobs For Many Custodians

The Hazelwood School District (HSD) custodial staff recently voted and approved a measure last week to switch from an eight-hour workday to a seven-hour workday in an effort to protect custodial positions after the recent budget-restructuring announcement. The close to unanimous vote will allow custodial staff who would have been affected by the recent budget cuts to keep their positions with full benefits.

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John Knox Hosts Life Line Health Screenings April 6

Residents in the Florissant area can learn about their risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry, will host this community event on April 6.

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Career/Networking Fair March 23 At Florissant Valley Campus

St. Louis Community College (SLCC) at Florissant Valley will host a Career and Networking Fair on Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. The campus is located at 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson. Sponsored by Career and Employment Services (CES) at Florissant Valley, the fair offers jobseekers a chance to meet with area employers and learn about full-time and part-time jobs and internships in the community.

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Spring Brush Collection March 21 in Hazelwood; Instructions For Pick-up

Hazelwood residents who have large tree limbs down in their yards can dispose of them in the city’s annual Spring Brush Collection, which begins March 21. City crews will collect brush on each street one time during the scheduled week, so residents must be aware of the assignments, which are posted on the city’s website at www.hazelwoodmo.org under “Latest News” or in the Winter/Spring 2016 Activity Guide on pages 27-30.

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Parents Launch Petition Effort To Audit Budget Cuts in Hazelwood

District Contends Cutbacks Necessary

Hazelwood School District (HSD) parents and residents are circulating a petition to ask for an audit of the district by state officials in light of the budget cuts proposed by HSD. The state auditor’s office requires 5,000 signatures before a state audit would be approved. In addition, parents have formed a committee to identify alternative ways to save the district money.

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Health Department Releases Report on County’s Heroin-Related Deaths

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has released a report that details drug-poisoning deaths in St. Louis County from 2010 through 2014. The report shows that the highest rate of heroin deaths is found among young men age 25 to 44 years, who have a heroin death rate more than twice the county average.

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