As the Ladue School District progressed with research regarding a high school renovation project, every effort was made to update the community on progress and anticipated next steps. These efforts continued when the project transitioned from being an initiative being researched to a proposal bound for the ballot box on April 5, 2016. Now, with voter approval of Proposition R, the district will continue to share progress on this project with the Ladue Schools community.
Following are links to the updates that have been provided to the community through the district’s Link newsletter, a paper newsletter mailed to every household in the community numerous times each year.
- January 2015: High School Renovation Study: District Expanding Discussion and Analysis at All Levels
- June 2015: High School Renovation Discussions Continue: Community Input Assists in Project Refinement
- September 2015: With Renovation Concept and Costs Refined, District Seeks Additional Community Input on High School Renovation
- December 2015: Board of Education Votes to Place High School Renovation Project on April 2016 Ballot
- January 2018: High School Renovation Project Update: Milestones Reached, Current Status, and Expansion Plans
News and Media Coverage
Ladue Schools Today
October 2015: This segment features Ladue Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Jennifer Allen, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Dr. Jason Buckner and STEM Coordinator Dr. Kevin McColgan discussing the academic programming needs driving the high school renovation initiative.
January 2015: LHWHS Principal Brad Griffith and Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Jason Buckner were guests on Ladue Schools Today to discuss plans for a potential high school renovation.
March 2017: LHWHS Principal Brad Griffith updates the community on the progress of construction and the challenges of redesigning space for use as temporary classrooms.
KMOV/Channel 4 Coverage
KMOV/Channel 4 aired a story on March 4, 2015, regarding how the high school’s current facility, particularly the science labs, impedes the district’s ability to offer certain types of instruction.