Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The digging of the garage for the Delmar Loop project could be done by the end of the month, weather permitting.
Work on Washington University's $80 million development in the Delmar Loop has progressed steadily since ground was first broken in February. Now, the digging for the garage is nearly complete. Cheryl Adelstein, Wash U's Director of Community Relations and Local Government Affairs, told the Loop Special Business District that the excavationfor the garage should be done by the end of the month, weather permitting. She added that if things stay on schedule, a roof could be up on the garage by the end of July. Adelstein also provided some other updates via a memo to the city. They include: See our previous coverage: Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The School District of University City invites the public to participate in honoring the district's 2013 VIPs.
The School District of University City is honoring its teachers and support staff Thursday night and it wants the public to join in. The annual Honorees and Retirees reception will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May, 23, at Jackson Park Elementary School. The District will honor 2013-14 Teacher of the Year Byron McKinney and Educational Support Person of the Year Marion Reed. Awards for 25 and 30 years of service also will be given. Other honorees include: Retirees Linda Baraba, Rosanna Benitez, Nancy Bristol, Cheryl Carr, Catherine Garnier, Amanda Gordon, Virginia Jefferson, Dorothy Jones, Joan Kelly, MaryAnn Lucas, Lynette McKinney, Mary Pfyl, Edward Propst, Shelley Propst, Susan Renick, Lucille Sibert, Timothy Sloan, Anita Snyder, …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The School District of University City approved a rate change for the 2013-14 school year.
Meal prices at School District of University City schools are going up next school year. The Board of Education approved the hike at its meeting Thursday. Lunch prices are going up 15 cents, to $1.90 at the elementary level and $2.30 at the secondary level. Breakfast rates are going up 10 cents to $1.10 and $1.35. The new contract for service extends through the 2017-18 school year. The district had three companies seek a Request for Proposal (RFP), but only Chartwells submitted a bid. Chartwells is the district's current provider. The proposed rates are as follows: According to the board action item, the administration believes the contract renewal will "amount to a cost savings of approximately $18,000." The Missouri Department of …
The university awarded 2,873 degrees to undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Newark N.J. Mayor Cory A. Booker gave the 2013 Commencement address at Washington University, Friday, May 17. "This day is the result of a grand conspiracy of love," he told the graduates. "So many people came together to make this day so special for the graduates." The commencement address was posted to Wash U's YouTube page. The university awarded 2,873 degrees to 2,752 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The School District of University City approved the sale of bonds and a contract with Ameresco Construction to begin work from Prop U this summer.
As soon as students leave the halls of School District of University City schools for summer vacation, work will begin on several construction projects. The Board of Education Thursday approved the sale of bonds from the Proposition U measure, allowing the district to begin work on school improvement projects immediately.The board also approved an initial construction contract with Ameresco Construction for Phase 1 of the work. Phase 1 will occur over summer 2013. Ameresco said it plans to come back in October 2013, March 2014 and December 2014 for approval of additional phases of work. Major construction should be complete in the summer of 2015. The contract for the Phase 1 work is for $4,410,061. Proposition U passed on the April ballot…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
University City High School senior Ethan Farber has been selected as a 2013 National Merit Scholarship Winner.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
The teachers picketed a board of education meeting Thursday.
The School District of University City has responded to the protest held outside its board of education meeting Thursday by district teachers. The teachers union is upset with a contract offered to district teachers from the district. See our previous story: Teachers Union Protests Outside School Board The district's statement reads as follows: The District supplied teachers with contracts offered in good faith. Teachers who earn six-college level credits by Jan. 31, 2014 will advance one step on the salary schedule. This means that 93 percent of our teachers will receive a full-salary step increase. Please note, even though the District is projecting an operating budget deficit in fiscal year 2013 of approximately $680,000, the current …
The School District of University City held the dedication during the 'Jazz Under the Stars' event.
The School District of University City dedicated the Pershing Elementary School gymnasium to Richard Dockett, an active community member who resides in the 3rd Ward of University City. Dockett was honored for his dedication to the students of the district and particularly Pershing Elementary School. See a complete photo gallery from the dedication on University City Patch's Facebook page. Following the dedication, a formal plaque replaced the framed photo of Walter Daniels, a former Board member. The Pershing school library was renamed “The Walter Daniels Library” in August 2012. See more on Richard Dockett: Join University City Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The teachers are upset with a contract offered by the School District of University City.
Members of the University City Education Association protested outside the School District of University City school board meeting Thursday night. The teachers union is upset with a contract offered to district teachers from the district. See our 2012 story: School Board, UCEA Agree to New Terms Thursday Rosana Benitez, a 20-year teacher in the district, spoke for the teachers during the board meeting. She said teachers were disappointed with the administration's decision to walk away from negotiations and offer a contract that "freezes steps for those not working on a masters degree." "Up until two years ago, we were dealt with compassion, fairness and understanding," Benitez said. "A huge shift has happened and now it feels like …
The gym will be named for Richard Dockett.
The Pershing Elementary School gymnasium will be dedicated to Richard Dockett, an active community member who resides in the 3rd Ward of University City. Dockett will be honored for his dedication to the students of the School District of University City and particularly Pershing Elementary School. The dedication begins at 6 p.m. at the beginning of the school’s annual “Jazz Under the Stars” Parent Teacher Organization fundraiser, which will feature the University City High School Jazz Band, student performers and local artists. Tickets are $2. Refreshments are available for a fee. Dockett’s children attended school in the District, according to the school district, and for more than 40 years, he fought tirelessly for education, equal …