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

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.

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 previously distributed meeting agenda, announcing that Backer and the board had agreed on a joint statement of resol...

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Dont use a common excuse; get out there and vote.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

February 10, 2020

2002 babies, this year is our time to shine. Well, as long as you’re born before Nov. 3. We are the next wave of Gen Zs turning 18, which comes with a lot of privileges — you’re able to sue someone, get married and get a piercing, all without having to convince your mom. The most exciting one, how...

School board election results

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

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 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. TKC compiled the final results:   Frost - 4,266 40% Boyko - 3,700 34.7% Ricks -2,593 ...

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

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.

Thomas Birmingham, Maisie Bradley, Izzy Colón, and Logan Crews

March 31, 2019

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 camps with the church. Then, at age 18, he came out as gay. Within a month, he found he was no lon...

Pastoral letter from school board candidate Tom Ricks causes controversy online

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.

Thomas Birmingham, Maisie Bradley, Izzy Colón, and Logan Crews

March 28, 2019

With the Kirkwood School Board election approaching Tuesday April 2, Jake Lyonfields, a self-described community organizer, made a Facebook post calling to #RejectRicks on Sunday March 24. The “Ricks” in the hashtag refers to Tom Ricks, a candidate for the Kirkwood School Board and the lead pasto...

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