Thursday, February 28, 2013
Comments regarding the Missouri State audit results of Rockwood School District varied from "shocking" to "disappointing" to "confident." Now everyone is setting out to digest the voluminous details in the audit report.
As the third largest school district in Missouri, State Auditor Tom Schweich admitted that $208 million within Rockwood School District is a large amount of cash flow to follow. "We’ve audited a lot of entities, and I did find a positive attitude here in Rockwood, with the board. Let's wait and see after 90 days what's been done with the recommendations," Schweich said. At that point, a state auditing follow-up team will return to do a second report. Schweich said they will determine a status for all the nine major categories of the report, citing items one of three ways: implemented, in process or not implemented. "I’m optimistic the matters we've highlighted in our audit report will be fixed," he said. Read related articles: Rockwood …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A public hearing for the proposed 2014-2015 Rockwood School District school year calendar was held Thursday. The calendar will be readdressed at this week's Board of Education meeting, also scheduled for a Thursday evening.
Rockwood School District Board of Education directors agreed at Thursday's board meeting to postpone the approval of the proposed 2014-2015 calendar until they meet again this Thursday, Jan. 17. Rockwood's director of human resource Katie Reboulet presented the proposed dates Thursday, and said an annual school-year calendar is routinely presented two years prior for community planning's sake. Editor's Note: A PDF of the proposed calendar accompanies this article. She said this year's committee members worked with important parameters, such as the school district's requirement for students to attend 180 days, and to have 190 teacher-paid days. "When the goal at the fall meeting is for the first semester to end by winter break, it (calendar…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Rockwood National Education Association (RNEA) representatives announce recipients of the 2012 RNEA Scholarships.
Each year, Rockwood National Education Association (RNEA) representatives award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to major in education, or who are children of current RNEA members. According to a Rockwood School District announcement, the 2012 RNEA Scholarship recipients include: Representing more than 1,250 Rockwood teachers, librarians and counselors, the RNEA has awarded college scholarships to Rockwood students for more than 20 years.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rockwood National Education Association (RNEA) and Rockwood School District officials agreed to a two-year salary package with a 5.5 percent increase, per an announcement made Thursday at the Rockwood board of education meeting.
Rockwood School District teachers will receive a 2.75 percent increase during the 2012-2013 school year, and another 2.75 percent increase during the 2013-2014 school year, according to an agreement announced Thursday at the Rockwood board of education meeting held at Crestview Middle School in Ellisville. The motion to pass the agreement passed unanimously. The agreement contains a clause for the 2013-2014 school year only, which reopens salary negotiations if an increase or decrease of 5 percent deviation occurs in the district's total operating revenue. Rockwood Superintendent Bruce Borchers said the district's officials believed the agreement was fair, given the Rockwood's financial limitations. "We must be able to attract and retain …