January 30, 2021
Board Unanimously Approves Zero Tax Rate Change Bond Proposal
Proposition R - Right for Kids, Right for the Community
A Zero-Tax Rate Change Proposal Would Address Overcrowding, Safety and Security Challenges, and More
Faced with overcrowded classrooms and a lack of adequate instructional space in its schools, the Kirkwood School District Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday, Jan. 25, to place a zero-tax rate change bond proposal on the April 6, 2021 ballot.
The proposal, called Proposition R, is a ballot issue designed to provide the financial resources to address overcrowding and maintain class sizes with additional classrooms, update aging infrastructure and systems, enhance safety and security district-wide, and complete additional needed facility updates. If approved by voters, every building in the District would be improved. Proposition R requires 57.143% voter approval.
Prop R does not include a new elementary school building.
For more information, please visit our website: kirkwoodschools.org/PropR.
Three Residents File for Two Positions on Kirkwood Board of Education
Three residents of the Kirkwood School District filed as candidates for the two positions open on the Kirkwood Board of Education. Each candidate filed by the January 19, 2021 closing date.
In the order of their filing, the school board candidates are:
Jean Marie Andrews (Incumbent)
Angelina (Angie) Bernardi (Incumbent)
Allen B McCoy
KSD will coordinate a virtual candidate forum with the League of Women Voters. We are working on securing a date and will share once it is booked. Please remember, this is the only forum endorsed by the Kirkwood School District.