The curriculum will be all college coursework taught by Meramec faculty.
District officials say the school closing is in reaction to factors including declining student enrollment districtwide; state and federal financial aid that has not been sufficient; increased usage of the district's fund balance/savings; and local tax cap restrictions by the state.
After retiring, Watkins "served as a consultant for the Missouri School Boards Association and as the Director of the Kansas/Missouri Superintendents Leadership Forum - a professional development program for approximately 90 superintendents from the two states", Knox wrote.
"It's an example of how the district is trying to be as human about this as possible".
The program will only be open to students who maintain academic as well as behavioral standards.
Chiaro is not involved with the candidate search because that is the job of the school board.
Bolton's 10 snow days this year forced the board to move the final day of school to Wednesday, June 20.
The next joint meeting is scheduled for April 30.
District leaders said they gave principals at low-performing schools in the district a couple of different options for models to jump-start academic performance at their school.
According to district data, Munster closed the budget deficit to $2.4 million in January.
State aid is 28 percent of the district budget. Previously, Byrd was a principal at East Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill., a principal at Midland High School in Varna, Ill., and also served as assistant principal, athletic director, teacher and coach in various school districts in IL. I believe that we, as a school district, must have faculty and administrators in the right place so that our kids can excel.
One of those details was who would oversee the building of the new schools.
There will be a budget hearing for the public at 7 p.m.at the May 8 Board of Education meeting in Gowana Middle School library.
The complaint alleges during the March 12 meeting, executive session was used improperly by the Hot Springs School Board to discuss the cutting of programs and positions, not personnel performance. She also said enrollment at the schools continues to increase and urged the council to consider increasing the school impact fees assessed to real estate developers for new residential developments.
"My daughter is probably one of the top students in seventh grade at Northeast, and I'm anxious about her education and about the program she's going to be afforded to because she is smarter", said parent Lottie Olson.