A flood of problems, how the flooding will affect the school calendar


The Mehlville School District recently had two days off of school (May 3 and May 4) due to flooding on roads and highways throughout the district.

The flooding caused bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teachers, and other staff to be unable to make it to work causing the school to call off.

At Academic Achievement Night, which took place this past Wednesday on May 3 despite the flooding, Mrs. Jan Kellerman, building principal, remarked that she had never had a “flood” day in all her years of teaching.

In addition, the end of the district school year has been moved to May 26, but the district has asked the state of Missouri to waiver the lost days. If this is done, the school year will be under 174 days which is the state minimum.

Several parents took to Facebook raising concerns about vacations plans and students finals to which the district said, “The last day of school has been and will continue to be a target, not a hard and fast date, due to unpredictable weather.”

Whether or not the end of school year will change remains up in the air.