"This ruling really does help us with our planning," Affton Superintendent Steve Brotherton said.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Affton Chamber of Commerce held its Exceptional Educators dinner for teachers in the 63123 zip code.
Teachers, administrators, elected officials and local business leaders drank and dined together Thursday at the Ninth annual Exceptional Educators Dinner at Orlando Gardens. The dinner is organized each year by the Affton Chamber of Commerce to honor a great teacher from each school in the 63123 zip code. “It’s nice to get that pat on the back,” said honoree Woody Babb, who teaches art and coaches volleyball at Bayless Jr. High School. The Affton and Bayless school districts each also chose one of their school exceptional educators to be their district teacher of the year—Karen Schuering and Kelly O'Connor. “We are thrilled to be able to honor educators from all over the Affton area and bring them all together,” Bayless Superintendent …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The district is planning on changing rates to make enrolling easier for families who don't qualify for tax credits.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Construction can start as soon as Wednesday on Reavis Road.
Approximately 150 people turned out for the groundbreaking of the new 72 child Affton early childhood education (ECE) center at 9832 Reavis Rd. on Tuesday. “We consider the early childhood program an investment in our community and our children,” Superintendent Steve Brotherton said before the crowd headed out into the light snow for the official moment. Current students at the St. George early childhood facility wore cougar hard hats as they dug into a patch of sand in front of the building with child-sized shovels—with a little help an encouragement from the Affton school board members posing with them for pictures. Depending on the readiness of the contractors construction on the former industrial building may begin as early as …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Depending on action by the legislature, Affton could lose up to $680,000 next year.
With unknown drops in state funding on the horizon, Affton School District officials are reconsidering their budget plans for next year. After falling behind on fully supporting the public school funding formula for several years, Missouri is now looking at different ways to reallocate state money for schools next year—all of which appear to mean budget shortfalls for Affton. “There are all these scenarios floating around, and we don’t know which we will end up with,” Superintendent Steve Brotherton said at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “We hope that there is some kind of legislative solution at some point.” The proposals circulating around the Missouri state legislature have been shifting quickly, but the default response if no action …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The language of the agreement has yet to be finalized.
After a contentious public hearing, the Affton School District has approved a project labor agreement for the construction of its planned early childhood education center. Project labor agreements (PLAs) are typically used by governmental organizations to ensure that construction jobs are completed properly and without delays by requiring that all contractor employees comply with the terms of the union-only agreement. More than 50 people turned out at the September meeting to weigh in on the PLA. Opponents argued that contractors shouldn’t be excluded from bidding because they don’t pay dues to a labor union. Supporters said that PLAs help to ensure that large projects like the ECE are completed on time and within budget. Earlier this …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
KRJ Architects unveiled the design to the Early Childhood Education committee Wednesday.
Talk about before and after. By this time next year, the Affton School District plans to turn the hard-edged industrial building at 9832 Reavis Rd. into a place of growth and learning area for 3 and 4-year-olds. The details of this planned transformation were revealed Wednesday at Rogers Middle School as Kroom, Rikimaru and Johansen Architects (KRJ) revealed their design for the Affton Early Childhood Center to the ECE committee and school board. The design for the 19,000-square-foot space includes seven regular classrooms, diagnostic rooms, a nurse’s office, a project room, a lending library, a stage and a small outside garden. “I’m really impressed with the plans,” said former Affton School Board President Ron Becher, who has been …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
After 19 years in the district, Ken Weissflug will leave June 30, 2012.
Affton School District Assistant Superintendent Ken Weissflug will retire June 30, 2012. At a special meeting on Tuesday, the Affton School Board accepted the June 2012 resignations of eight members of its staff, including Weissflug. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” Weissflug told Patch of his time at Affton. “It’s changed my life dramatically—all for the good.” Weissflug has worked in the Affton School District for 19 years. He spent his first six years as an English and social studies teacher at Rogers Middle School. He spent two years as assistant principal at Mesnier Primary and then moved back to Rogers for four years as principal. Weissflug spent the past seven years of his career as assistant superintendent. Throughout his career…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Christine Powers comes to the district from U. City.
On Friday, Mesnier Primary School Principal Steve Brotherton will leave his post to become Affton School District superintendent. Taking over at Mesnier is Christine Powers, who comes to Affton from the University City School District. Speaking with Patch, Powers called Mesnier a “fabulous” school that creates a very strong foundation for the district. Since being offered the position, Powers said she has spent much of her time speaking individually with each staff member at Mesnier, listening and learning about the school. “It’s a partnership between the school and the parents,” Powers said of her educational philosophy, promising to be very visible to parents and students at Mesnier. In his single year at Mesnier, Brotherton made a …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
As a prize for completing more than 300,000 minutes of reading, students threw pies at Principal Steve Brotherton.
With Principal Steve Brotherton moving on to his new position as Affton School District superintendent, Mesnier Primary School knew they wanted to say goodbye in a special way. "Dr. Bortherton wouldn't kiss a pig or shave his head or wear a costume or go on the roof. Eventually we landed on this," said Mesnier librarian Laverene Sebben, who oversaw the pie-in-the-face planning. Sebben said that it's difficult to get students excited about reading in the last month of school, and they wanted to offer a great incentive for the students. It was decided that the class who read for the most minutes between April 31 and May 31 would get to throw pies at Brotherton. Pam Hogan's second-grade class read for more than 17,000 minutes that month, and …