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Horstman Sculpture To Grace ECE

A miniature model of the 11-foot-tall sculpture to appear outside of Affton's new Early Childhood Center on Reavis Road. The sculpture is by Don and Carol Sue Horstman. photo by Diana Linsley

Artwork will be painted “Affton purple” “The Affton School District’s Early Childhood Education Center — which Board Vice President Doug Beck calls “the best thing this board has done for the district in years” — is taking shape, as the countdown to fall’s grand opening continues. Enrollment projections are firming up. The renovation of the […]

Early Budget Projects Positive Balance


Tech upgrades on hold pending state formula answers “The Affton School District’s ambitious five-year plan to upgrade technology balances finely on the $2 million or so it receives from the state, which is currently tinkering with the funding formula for public education. As a result, the board of education has put together a preliminary, “worst-case […]

St. George School Children Get Tuition Break For Affton Early Childhood Center

“The families whose children attend the soon-to-close St. George Early Childhood Center on Heege Road will gain a tuition break, should they continue to enroll them in the new Affton Early Childhood Education Center. In February, the Affton Board of Education announced it was considering some changes to the initial tuition schedule it had established […]

Board Denounces “Everything Tax”


“The Affton School Board followed the lead of dozens of public school districts across the state by passing a resolution in opposition to what some have derisively dubbed “The Everything Tax.” The resolution stated that the tax – a proposed consumption tax that would replace the state income tax – would “make Missouri’s already bad […]

ECE Center Tuition Up For Discussion


Board considers feedback from families “In November, when the Affton Board of Education settled on a tuition schedule that would allow it to recapture the start-up costs of the Early Childhood Education Center opening next fall, a few factors apparently were overlooked. The board and administrators plan to correct those oversights by adjusting fees that […]