Letters to the Editor, March 30, 2022

Our place in the sun I read with interest your article about plans for a solar array atop Area C at the former Ford Plant (MyVillager, March 9). Hopefully, the array would not inhibit the necessary cleanup of the toxic…

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Saint Paul teachers ratify new two-year contract

Wage and salary increases, an increase in mental health staff, maintaining the cap on class sizes and a one-time payment of $3,000 for teachers who continued to work throughout the pandemic are included in the new two-year contract between the…

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School district adopts 3.15 percent levy hike

The Saint Paul School Board on December 14 adopted a levy of $202.8 million for 2022. That is up from $196.6 million in 2021—a $6.2 million or 3.15 percent increase. There was little comment from taxpayers on the increase. Nobody…

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Brodrick is still staying in the fray

The Wright Call By Dave WrightJohn Brodrick has been anything but the retiring type from the time he first set foot on the Scheffer Elementary School playground in the 1950s. His baritone voice and staccato delivery accompanied him through his…

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School Board OKs modified plan for closings and mergers

The Saint Paul School Board voted 5-2 on December 1 to approve a scaled-back version of the district’s Envision SPPS plan that closes or merges a half-dozen schools but keeps LEAP High School, Wellstone Elementary and Highwood Hills Elementary open.…

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School Board reschedules final public hearing and vote on Envision SPPS

The Saint Paul School Board has rescheduled its vote on the school district’s Envision SPPS reorganization plan for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. The vote was initially scheduled for November 16. However, Minnesota law requires school districts to give two…

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Saint Paul votes for the status quo

Carter is reelected mayor, Ward and Henderson join Vue and Foster on School Board. Melvin Carter III topped a field of eight candidates to win his second term as mayor of Saint Paul on November 2. The former City Council…

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