Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Teachers' Group Endorses School Board Candidates

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Teachers' Group Endorses School Board Candidates

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Local units of the Missouri National Education Association, which represents school teachers and some other employees, have endorsed school board candidates in 12 districts in the April 5 elections.

The group also endorsed a candidate for trustee of St. Louis Community College.

The following locals endorsed these candidates for district boards:

Bayless - Craig Ackerman and Dick Willis.

Ferguson-Florissant - Doris Graham and Michael Hirsch.

Fox - Gary Prindiville.

Francis Howell - Larry McAlpin and Don Wescott.

Hazelwood - Natalie James and Pat McEvoy.

Hillsboro - Beverly Toma and Timothy Woods.

Kirkwood - Linda Reed and Marilyn Stewart.

Northwest - Janet Ottomeyer and Paul Szydlowski

Ritenour - Rosemary Jennewein and Carl Vorst.

Rockwood custodians - C. Nelson Devenport and Allen Icet.

Rockwood teachers - Peggy K. Ashton and Devenport.

Special - Keith Wilson, subdistrict five, and Henry Anderson, subdistrict six.

Windsor - Pat Girard and Leslie Hollman.

The association also endorsed Janice Wells-White for trustee of the St. Louis Community College.

The group also recommended Gene Engelhardt in the Lindbergh School District and Cheryl Apel and Ralph Stahlhutt in the Pattonville School District.

Bob George, a spokesman for the association, said a recommendation represents less enthusiastic support than an endorsement.

Endorsed candidates may receive donations from the association's political action committee, George said, but recommended candidates do not.

The association leaders have said that endorsements are based on five general standards.

They are:

Support for public education.

Support for tax increases and other ways of increasing money for education.

Willingness to improve communication between the school board and groups representing employees.

Willingness to improve communication between the school board and parents.

Willingness to encourage parents to become more involved with the education of their children. …

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