St. Louis Public Schools appear on track for accreditation

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Summer school ended last week for students in the St. Louis Public School District. Now administrators are planning to spend millions of dollars that will soon pour into the district, thanks to a successful campaign to boost property taxes.

The tax levy voters approved last April will help meet the needs of students in the St. Louis Public School District.

The district plans to use the $28 million generated by the 75-cent tax hike to hire more teachers at competitive salaries, to support early childhood education programs, and to improve security measures at each school.

It's part of an aggressive effort to achieve full accreditation by the Missouri Board of Education. The district appears to be on track to reach its goal.

Representatives from the state board of education, the special administrative board, and the locally-elected school board met Tuesday night to discuss how to make a seamless transition from the special administrative board back to the locally-elected board. Future meetings will determine exactly when that transition will occur.