Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Looking for information on candidates in the Lindbergh school board race? Here's what you need to know about Kara Gotsch, Vic Lenz, Adam McBride and Cindy McDaniel.
Patch sent all candidates running for seats on the Lindbergh School District's Board of Education identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April 2 election. Each school board candidate who returned the survey will be featured on Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch this week in alphabetical order. There are four candidates running for two open seats. Click on the links below to see profiles for the following candidates:
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Lindbergh board avoids deficit spending; tax hike brings revenue back to 2008 level.
Lindbergh Chief Financial Officer Pat Lanane said there are three very important facts regarding the district's recently approved $61 million budget. "Number one, this is a balanced budget. Number two, this is a balanced budget. And number three, this is a balanced budget," Lanane reported to the Lindbergh board. The board unanimiously approved the budget for the upcoming school year during its meeting on Tuesday at the district's Early Childhood Education Center. Key to the board's budgetary strategy is ensuring the district does not have any deficit spending, which would require borrowing funds, according to school officials. "Now that we righted the ship, we must stay on balanced budget water," Lanane said, referring to the district's …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Lindbergh Schools’ assistant superintendent of finance tells the board “a balanced budget will become a necessity.”
Last Saturday morning, Patrick J. Lanane, assistant superintendent for finance, told board members the district has a crucial mission to maintain a balanced budget this year. “This meeting is in fact the first step on a journey to a balanced budget,” Lanane said. Since the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the Lindbergh School District’s budget has faced a cumulative loss of $18 million in revenue. On November of 2010, voters in the district passed Prop L, a 65-cent tax increase proposal which promised to “maintain class sizes, retain qualified teachers and eliminate deficit spending for day to day operations.” After the passing of Prop L, the district has returned to its pre-2007 budget of more than $60 million. On Saturday morning Lanane met with …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Parents and other community members are welcomed to attend the board’s public workshop at 8 a.m. this Saturday. The 2012-2013 budget will be presented.
On Saturday, April 28, Lindbergh School District officials will meet in a special workshop where board members will discuss the financial future of the district as well as instruct new board members in the district’s policies. The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. and will be held at the district’s administrative building, just next door to Lindbergh High School. Beth Johnston, the district’s director of community relations, explained that any time a new board member is seated, the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education schedules this workshop to provide the new members “with an orientation about what it means to serve on the board.” The two new board members, which were seated at the April 10 board meeting, were Karen Schuster and Kate Holloway…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lindbergh honors Rudoff and Fay, welcomes Schuster and Kate Holloway to board.
Lindbergh honored two retiring board members as their newly elected replacements took their place upon the district’s board of education. Karen Schuster and Kate Holloway were sworn in on Tuesday night during the district’s board meeting at the Early Childhood Education Center. The two will serve three-year terms after voters elected the duo on April 3. The board honored the service of Lindbergh staples Mark Rudoff and Kenneth Fey. Rudoff was elected to the board in April 1999 and since then has served upon every position within the board, including board president from 2004 until 2008. “He has been invaluable in his help and support to the district,” Board President Vic Lenz said of Rudoff. “He has made a lot of things happen.” Rudoff …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A total of 595 votes in four locations weren't counted in last night's election. However, election officials say the incident didn't affect the outcome of any races.
The failure of election workers to properly download tallies from five touch-screen voting machines at four polling places Tuesday caused 595 votes not to be counted. However, St. Louis County Election Board officials told KSDK-TV that the incident did not impact any of the races. The station said the polling places that were affected include: Glendale Lutheran Church, Clayton Community Center, Ritenour Middle School and McKnight Church of Christ. The news sparked interest from those involved with some of the closer races in St. Louis County, including the Kirkwood, Rockwood and Lindbergh school boards and the race for the Subdistrict 3 seat on the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees. Unofficial results were updated this …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Both boards are scheduled to meet for the first time in 2012.
The holiday season wraps up in Sunset Hills as the first item on the agenda is the Christmas lighting contest award presentation. Wired Coffee on Lindbergh is opting to up their amp, as they are requesting a liquor license for their location. New business includes first readings of bill Nos. 27, 28 and 29: An ordinance amending Sec. 16-21 of the Code of Ordinances relative to telephone harassment, an ordinance providing for an election to extend a sales tax for the purpose of funding capital improvements and paying the costs of operation and maintenance of said capital improvements for the City of Sunset Hills and for imposition of the sales tax thereafter and an ordinance choosing to participate in the Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday. …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The time is now to prepare for candidates to prepare for Lindbergh election.
Potential candidates for next year’s Lindbergh school board election should prepare now to file their intent to pursue one of two open seats on the board. Candidates may file between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 13 through Dec. 16, Dec. 20 through Dec. 22, Dec. 27 through Dec. 29, and Jan. 3 through Jan. 6, Jan 9 through Jan. 13, and Jan. 17 until 5 p.m. Current board members Kenneth Fey and Mark Rudoff are up for re-election in the April 3, 2012 election. Fey first joined the board in 2003, and Rudoff in 1999. Rudoff won a fourth term in spring 2011 as he ran unopposed to fill a one-year term. Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson said such positions make a big difference in the classroom and in the community. “We think being a …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Vic Lenz urges school board leaders to work for legislation that would improve public educational opportunities in Missouri.
Lindbergh Schools Board of Education President Vic Lenz is the newest president of the Missouri School Boards’ Association, according to a news release from the district. Lenz became MSBA president at the conclusion of the 2011 MSBA Leadership Summit, held Friday and Saturday in Columbia, MO. The Missouri School Boards’ Association is a private, not-profit group that exists to help public school boards in the state lobby and organize. Many school boards have members dedicated to coordinating with the MSBA, and some, like the Affton school board, even play the MSBA’s monthly video report at their regular meetings. As MSBA president, Lenz will chair the statewide Education Round Table and Service Connection, serve on the Futurebuilders …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Newest board of education director joins three incumbents in Lindbergh district, post-election.
Former state legislator Vicki Lorenz Englund joined the Lindbergh School District board of education Tuesday in a swearing-in ceremony, after her election April 5 from among six candidates. Three incumbent directors were returned to school board office—Kathy Kienstra, Don Bee and Mark Rudoff. Englund came in third of six candidates behind first Kienstra and second Bee, for 3-year terms. Rudoff was unopposed for a one-year term vacated by Larry McIntosh. Outgoing officer, President Ken Fey, read the oath of office to the four in one of two special meetings prior to the regular board meeting. In the second special meeting, the board elected new officers. Vic Lenz stepped up to president, Kienstra is vice-president, Bee is secretary and Kara …