The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education and the firm it selected to conduct a search for the district’s next leader, PROACT Search, have begun the next phase of the district’s superintendent search.
Family and friends gathered in front Stems Florist at 301 rue St. Francois , on Aug. 27 to unveil the 18th Walk Through History plaque in honor of the late Donald L. Bond. Don was known as “Mr. North County”.
He served as a Florissant City Councilman from 1959-1977 and served as a St. Louis County Councilman from 1977 to 1990. He earned a reputation for fighting for his constituents and for a high quality of life in Florissant and North County. First and foremost he was a family man but was always easily accessible to the people he served and was known for hosting annual picnics that were legendary.
The Florissant Valley Historical Society, caretakers of the Taille de Noyer mansion will host an open membership meeting on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 pm. Featured speaker will be Charlie Brennan, author and KMOX radio personality.
ADVANCE LIFE SUPPORT equipment is being added to pumpers in the Black Jack Fire Protection District. The new life support system was dedicated Tuesday at a ribbon cutting at fire station #3 on N. Lindbergh announcing the new service. The equipment, which includes EKG monitoring, AED and necessary drugs to sustain life during emergencies, was displayed on the first truck to receive the equipment. Funding to purchase AFS equipment, eventually for the district fire trucks, came from a 40-cent tax levy for ambulance and medical defibrillators, approved by district voters in April. Left to right are Asst. Chief Ken Corbin, a state official, Battalion Chief Brian Hokamp, paramedic Roger Ellison and Black Jack Fire District Chief Mike Gantner.
Weekend events include Food, Games, Art
The 1st Annual St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival and Games is coming to Forest Park this weekend, Sept. 12-14 in the areas surrounding Art Hill and The Grand Basin.
Final 2014 LEA Annual Performance Report recently released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows substantial improvement for the Jennings School District.
The Annual Performance Report (APR) shows that in 2014, Jennings earned a total of 109.5 points compared to 92 points in 2013, an increase of 17.5 points. Seventy percent is needed for full accreditation and Jennings far exceeded that goal this year.