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The Kirkwood Call

KSD is redrawing their attendance boundaries for the first time since 1975. Many factors are going into consideration for where the new boundaries should be, including race.

Kirkwood redistricting raises questions about race

Maddie Meyers, editor in chief March 25, 2020

When William F. Hall was 6 years old, he confidently walked into Robinson Elementary as the first African-American student in 1954. Rather than feeling intimidated, he said he felt prepared for the challenge...

A 51-page censure resolution with supporting documents detailing Board Policy violations by Backer was released Tuesday, Feb. 11 by KSD administration.

Backer refutes real estate claims, admits wrongdoing advocating for students with special needs

Ethan Peter and Ally Ortmann February 16, 2020

KSD School Board member Julie Backer admitted she stepped out of line advocating for students with special needs in an interview with TKC, but also provided documents refuting the real estate claims against...

Dr. Michele Condon shared more information about online school and more in an email to TKC.

UPDATE: Dr. Jeff Arnett responds to KSD School Board dispute

Ethan Peter, web editor February 12, 2020

UPDATE: February 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jeff Arnett made an additional statement to TKC about his departure from KSD after being appointed superintendent in 2018: While the approach of one individual...

Last night’s board meeting took a different path as Frost amended the previously distributed meeting agenda, announcing that Backer and the board had agreed on a joint statement of resolution instead Feb. 10.

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost and board member Julie Backer announce joint statement Feb. 10

Ally Ortmann, associate editor February 11, 2020

At the KSD Board of Education meeting Feb. 10, an agenda item set to present a resolution to censure board member Julie Backer was not moved forward. KSD School Board President Darnel Frost amended the...

At an impromptu meeting, KSD Board of Education President Darnel Frost, called for Julie Backer, school board member, to recuse herself from the search for the new superintendent Feb. 1.

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost responds to Feb. 1 impromptu meeting

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief February 7, 2020

At an impromptu meeting, KSD Board of Education President Darnel Frost, called for Julie Backer, school board member, to recuse herself from the search for the new superintendent Feb. 1. In a statement...

Since announcing her retirement Nov. 8, the KSD school board has spent the past two months searching for eligible candidates to fill the position of Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent.

School board member Julie Backer responds to accusations

Ally Ortmann, associate editor February 4, 2020

At an impromptu meeting, Kirkwood School District Board of Education President Darnel Frost asked board members to look into censuring fellow board member Julie Backer Feb. 1. Frost then called for Backer...

Since announcing her retirement Nov. 8, the KSD school board has spent the past two months searching for eligible candidates to fill the position of Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent.

Search for new superintendent update

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief January 10, 2020

Since announcing her retirement Nov. 8, the KSD school board has spent the past two months searching for eligible candidates to fill the position of Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent. According to...

Kirkwood citizens came out to the polls on Tuesday, April 2 to cast their votes in the school board election.

School board election results

Izzy Colón and Thomas Birmingham April 3, 2019

Kirkwood citizens came out to the polls on Tuesday, April 2 to cast their votes in the school board election. Mark Boyko and Darnel Frost were elected. The results were updated throughout the night by...

Ricks, lead pastor at Greentree Community Church and Kirkwood School Board candidate, sent a pastoral letter to his congregation in May 2016 which stated homosexuality as a sin.

Update: Controversy around Tom Ricks grows as Kirkwood responds to pastoral letter

Grant Trokey, 2016 KHS graduate, had attended Greentree Community Church for as long as he could remember. For two years during high school, he played with the worship band a few times a month and attended...

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