Facilities Steering Committee continues work to prioritize building needs

Facilities Steering Committee continues work to prioritize building needs
Posted on 11/18/2019
Facilities Steering Committee at Rogers ElementaryMembers of the Mehlville School District Facilities Steering Committee have been meeting since January 2019.

The committee tours schools, and reviews feedback provided by parents, staff and community members. Using this data, the committee identifies and prioritizes facility needs at each of our schools. 


So far, the committee has prioritized projects at 14 schools. They will meet the remaining five schools this winter and spring. Common themes that have emerged so far include front entrance security, general safety enhancements, HVAC and adequate bathroom facilities.

“There has been a core committee that has stuck with this process the entire time,” said Dr. Chad Dickemper, Executive Director of Planning and Development. “The level of understanding that those folks have developed is powerful. There is this knowledge base that has been created in the committee that shows an awareness of needs everywhere.”

This summer, the committee will present its findings and recommendations to the Board of Education. These recommendations will help the Board of Education determine what it might put on the November 2020 ballot. In 2020, the district has the opportunity to invest in its facilities and operations without increasing the existing tax rate.

Upcoming Meetings

The committee holds open houses from 5-6:30 p.m. and meetings from 6:30-8 p.m. All open houses and meetings are open to the public.

Wohlwend Elementary School (5966 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129)
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Oakville Elementary School (2911 Yaeger Road, St. Louis, MO 63129)
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

Mehlville High School (3200 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125)
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Jefferson Barracks, Witzel Learning Center, Central Office and Transportation Department
Meeting to be held at Mehlville High School (3200 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125)
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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