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More Funds For More Opportunities [EDITORIAL]

More Funds For More Opportunities [EDITORIAL]

By On Behalf of the Editorial Board
October 28
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

On the Nov. 8 ballot, St. Charles County voters have the decision whether to support the new tax levy named Proposition Howell or not. FHSD first brought up the idea of the new tax levy after the previous proposition for a tax levy known as Prop Y failed back in August 2015. This time, FHSD has been trying to g...

The New Superintendent Faces the Same Budget Challenges

The New Superintendent Faces the Same Budget Challenges

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 21
Filed under News, Newspaper, Paper Day, Showcase

This year, FHSD has a new superintendent, Mary Hendricks-Harris. She inherits this job at a time when the district has been running a deficit budget for the past year. With a new tax levy, Proposition Howell, on the ballot in November, FHSD is hopeful to make up for lost revenue in order to provide ess...

School Board Decides Against New Tax Levy

School Board Decides Against New Tax Levy

By Zoe Lawson
February 10
Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 21, the school board met for what most suspected would be a fairly routine meeting. They were making one big decision: how much to ask for with a new tax levy after the failure of Proposition Y and when to put it on the ballot. The board went in a different direction. They decided on a vote...

District Decision Dilemmas

District Decision Dilemmas

By Zoe Lawson
December 16
Filed under News, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

From the introduction and subsequent failure of Proposition Y, the tax levy the district attempted to pass, to new attempts at passing a similar tax levy, and from Pam Sloan’s announcement that she will be retiring at the end of the 2016 school year, to the ensuing search for a suitable replacement, ...

North Star Take: Get Involved

North Star Take:  Get Involved

By On Behalf of the Editorial Staff
September 25
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

Over the summer, the vote on FHSD’s Proposition Y took place in hopes to raise the district’s funding to avoid budget cuts by raising a property tax. The people of St. Charles County took to the polls on Aug. 4, deciding on an overwhelming “no” on Prop Y. Out of the estimated 243,000 register...

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