Washington School District Will Once Again Ask Voters for More Funding

The Washington School District will once again ask voters for more funding on the April 2nd ballot. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday December 4, 2012, the board discussed exactly how they would go about asking for the money. While no ballot language was officially decided, Superintendent Dr. Lori Van Leer says Proposition R will put two options before voters. The first option will ask if the board should borrow $9 million more to modernize classrooms and infrastructure, construct an early childhood center on the Washington West campus, and renovate existing school facilities. The second option asks voters if the district should borrow $40 million for the purpose of building a new middle school and making improvements district wide. The first option will include no property tax increases, while the second will ask for a $0.25 increase, a figure greatly reduced since the last levy was proposed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Senior Running Back Jared Rennick. He carried the ball 19 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 34-12 win over St. Clair. Jared also wrestles and he is a good student with a 3.0 GPA. His favorite football team other than the Blue Jays is the Missouri Tigers.
Favorite Subject: History

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 33 min ago

The Cardinals make the final stop on their three-city road trip tonight in San Francisco. The play the first of three against the Giants at 9:15 p.m., with Michael Wacha seeking his 16th win for St. Louis. San Francisco starts Mike Leake, who is 9-and-6 on the year.