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Proposition S News

Latest updates from the Citizens for Francis Howell and Proposition S:

District voters approved Proposition S with 79.28 percent voting YES.  Thank you to all of our voters who understood the current state of our facilities and the positive long-term impact Prop S funding would have on our students, our staff, and our schools.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:15 PM

Project Manager for Prop S approved

Board of Education approved, on June 18, entering into an agreement with Atlas Building Group, to provide project management services for the Francis Howell School District on the Prop S projects, effective June 22, 2020, at an average hourly rate of $125.00 per hour.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:07 PM

Board of Education Election June 2

In the June 2 election, candidates Mary Lange, Patrick Lane, and Doug Ziegemeier were elected to the Board of Education. This will be the second term for both Lange and Lane, and a first term for Ziegemeier. 

Monday, June 1, 2020 9:58 AM

Making Sure Prop S is on Your Ballot

What to do if Prop S is not on your ballot. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:06 AM

Polling Place Updates

Did your polling place change for the June 2 election? Check out the list of update poll locations. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:00 AM

Download a Prop S Printable Flyer

Download and print a flyer to help get the word out about Prop S and the June 2 election. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:30 PM

The 4/7 Solution

Passage of Proposition S would require approval by four out of seven voters, or a little more than 57 percent in the June 2 election—the 4/7 solution. Vote YES on Prop S and help us improve schools across the entire Francis Howell School District. 

Friday, May 15, 2020 1:06 PM

Vote from Home in the June 2 Election

Complete your request for an absentee ballot by May 20 to vote from home in the June 2 General Municipal Election. Full instructions and a sharable flyer included. 

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:28 AM

Proposition S Facility Update Overview

Proposition S impacts 29 schools and over 17,000 students in our district. See an overview of how the funds generated by Proposition S will improve different facilities. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 9:59 PM

Proposition S Election Postponed Until June 2

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Mike Parson has signed Executive Order 20-03, ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled on April 7 to be postponed until June 2. In compliance with the Executive Order, Proposition S will now appear on the June 2, 2020, ballot.

Monday, March 2, 2020 10:03 PM

Approve Proposition S for a New North High School

Francis Howell North High School opened in 1981 as Henderson Middle School. In the decades that followed, there were six additional phases with no single master plan guiding the placement of additions. The result is a building structure that presents challenges for appropriate supervision of students and creates potential student and staff safety issues.

Monday, February 24, 2020 8:26 PM

Approval of Prop S Would Provide Additional Space and Improve Safety at Henderson

Henderson Elementary was opened in 1986 and is now more than 30 years old. It is also one of the smallest schools in the District in terms of square footage, and the building has run out of classroom space.

Monday, February 24, 2020 7:24 PM

How will the approval of Prop S improve safety and security?

One of the most effective means of preventing intruders in the school environment is to control access at the main entrance of the building.

Monday, February 10, 2020 8:11 PM

Vote Yes on Prop S to Ensure Our Facilities Staff Have Needed Resources

Older buildings require significant repair and maintenance, and many of the District’s building systems, like HVAC, plumbing, and electrical, are reaching the end of their useful life. It is the great work on the men and women in the FHSD Facilities and Maintenance departments that keeps ourfacilities up and running for our students and staff.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:28 PM

Outdated Systems at Becky-David Elementary

Becky-David is also one of the oldest schools in the District. In the basement is an electrical system so fragile that only Ameren employees have access to the electrical sub-basement. FHSD has over 2.7 million square feet under roof, and this is the only area of the District that our highly-qualified maintenance employees are not allowed to enter.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:44 PM

Why build a new Francis Howell North instead of renovating the existing building?

Francis Howell North High School opened in 1981 as Henderson Middle School. In the decades that followed, six additions were made to the building with no overall master plan, resulting in a variety of roof structures and heating and air-conditioning systems serving all of those different areas.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:39 PM

Phase I and Phase II Projects

The Phase I and Phase II project lists indicate how those funds will be allocated across the District.

Monday, January 13, 2020 9:00 PM

Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan

The FHSD Board of Education commissioned the development of a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan as a proactive approach to assessing the capital needs of the different campuses and facilities located across the District. The CFMP identified $300 million of capital improvements necessary to be made over the course of the next 20+ years.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:00 PM

Francis Howell Board Votes to put Bond Issue on April Ballot

The Francis Howell School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place Proposition S on the April 7, 2020, ballot. Proposition S is a $240 million bond issue that will not increase the current tax rate. Voter approval of Proposition S would allow the District to borrow money now and in the future to address pressing facility needs at schools across the District.

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