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Progress 64 West offers scholarship opportunities to future entrepreneurs

Progress 64 West will award scholarships totaling $7,500 to two area high school seniors attending schools along the Hwy. 40/Interstate 64 corridor. The awards are funded through the organization’s annual Louis S. Sachs Scholarship program and are awarded to graduating seniors based upon their submissions of an Executive Summary of a Business Plan.

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Parkway rescinds resolution to reset residential rollback

Parkway School District’s Board of Education, on Sept. 14, rescinded last month’s approval of a resolution to reverse the district’s voluntary residential and commercial tax rate rollbacks and adopt new tax rate ceilings to serve as a starting point in calculating the district’s 2016 operating tax rates. Patty Bedborough, the district’s chief financial officer, said that, after officials reviewed calculations on the state auditor tax rate forms, it was determined that these calculations reduce the overall residential tax rate and reduce revenue generated from the tax rate. The revised 2015 tax rate ceiling for the residential rate is just under ...

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Parkway pledges decade of energy use reduction

Parkway School District’s Board of Education, on Aug. 24, approved signing up with the U.S. Department of Energy Better Building Challenge. That means that over the next 10 year, the district has volunteered to reduce the its energy consumption by at least 20 percent. Erik Lueders, the district’s director of purchasing and sustainability, told the board that the district already has made significant strides in becoming more energy efficient. “Over the years, Parkway has engaged in projects such as advanced lighting upgrades, HVAC [heating-ventilation-air conditioning] equipment replacement, HVAC retro-commissioning and solar panels,” he said, adding that the district has likely ...

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Parkway considers civility policy

Parkway School District officials are considering instituting a new civility policy. District officials said that, while it wouldn’t be needed very often, there are times when visitors on school grounds have been disruptive, which is why having a policy in place is important. The Board of Education will need to vote to approve the policy. The proposed policy states that anyone having business with the district including, but not limited to, parents, board members, volunteers, visitors and patrons must treat one another with civility, courtesy and respect. Uncivil behaviors – defined as any that are physically or verbally threatening, either ...

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Curriculum revisions continue to cause concern in Parkway

The district plans to hold an open curriculum night, targeted to parents of students in grades six through 12, from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 at Parkway Central Middle School, 471 N. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. Parents will have the chance to view curriculum materials and preview instructional videos and other resources that are to be used for lessons.

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