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Hazelwoood Central, North Tech. Win Basketball Districts

By Jim Wieners

About one week ago Hazelwood Central Boys Basketball won their third consecutive district title in Class Five. Nearly a week before that in Class Three North Technical Boys Basketball played in only their second district title game, ever, and this time they won their first-ever district title.

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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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Budget Cuts for Hazelwood School District Draw Criticism from Parents, Teachers

Photo of packed school board meeting room…. An estimated 200-300 more stood in the lobby and area outside the board room. Photo provided by Keith English.

Photo of packed school board meeting room…. An estimated 200-300 more stood in the lobby and area outside the board room. Photo provided by Keith English.

Parents, teachers and others jammed the Hazelwood School District School Board meeting Wednesday night to voice opposition to the administration’s recently announced plan to reduce the budget over the next several years. Most of the opposition concerned cutbacks in elementary band/orchestra and the plan to have only one physical education class per month.

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20 Hazelwood Seniors Make Athletic Collegiate Commitments

  

Hazelwood West athletic signers

Hazelwood West athletic signers

 

Hazelwood Central athletic signers

Hazelwood Central athletic signers

 

In keeping with tradition, last Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Hazelwood School District took part in National Signing Day. A total of 20 seniors from Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood West, and Hazelwood East High Schools accepted college athletic scholarships and signed letters of intent to play college sports.

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Hazelwood District List Cutbacks

The Hazelwood School District Announces

Budget Reduction Plan for 2016-17

Hazelwood School District administrators recently announced its plan to reduce the budget over the next several years. The announcements were made during several meetings to its 2,400 staff members. The current year budget shortfall of nearly $15 million dollars is primarily due to declining property values, a district press release stated. When comparing 2014-15 revenue raised from property taxes there was $15.7 million less than what was collected in 2008-09, which is one reason for the shortfall.

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Hazelwood Central Robotics Team 289

Hazelwood Central Robotics inHaz. cenral first tech team pg 16Missouri State Championship March 5

Hazelwood Central First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Team 289, was part of the winning alliance at the FTC robotics competition held at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. All three Hazelwood Central teams finished in the top half of challengers. FTC team, 289 now advances to the Missouri State Championship in Rolla, Missouri on March 5.

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