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Walmart Development In Hands Of Aldermen


Tax Finance Commission fails to recommend project, but aldermen have votes to override that decision The failure of the Shrewsbury Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission to make a decision on the long-pending plan to build a Walmart Supercenter on the grounds of the derelict Kenrick Plaza has set the stage for a big vote Jan. […]

Affton School District Officials Oppose Walmart TIF, But May Have No Say In Its Final Passage


Shrewsbury aldermen expected to vote on TIF At Jan. 23 meeting Affton School District School Board President Michael McNeil and Business Manager John Brazeal fought the good fight to protect the district’s financial interests as members of the Shrewsbury Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission. That group gathered last week to issue a recommendation on a […]

New School Rankings System Released; Lindbergh Earns Perfect Score

Caps fly as the Affton High School class of 2011 graduates. Credit Sarah Worner

See how Affton and Bayless School districts scored on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s new system. School districts in Affton and Shrewsbury got a sneak peek at the new accreditation system that will determine school rankings in a few years. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s new system—which evaluates academic achievement, college […]

Mehlville, Parkway, Pattonville and Rockwood: about those perfect scores …[New accreditation system]

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A new rating system for Missouri’s school districts will intensify pressure on low-performing school districts to improve, while exposing even the best schools to new scrutiny from parents and the public. For struggling schools, the changes — which begin rolling out this summer — could mean more districts statewide won’t meet minimum standards for state […]