KSD eSpotlight

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.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

In celebration of "Random Acts of Kindness Week" (Feb. 14-20), we are asking Kirkwood School District kids to share what they think about the teachers and any other staff member in their building. If your child would like to submit a photo or video of a picture drawn, note written, or video message, please also attach (up to 5 attachments). Comments, notes, pictures, and videos collected may be used in an all KSD staff celebration video. Please submit on our "Random Acts of Kindness Week" google form. Thank you for helping us celebrate our staff!