Affton School District is committed to working with its community partners and engaging families in order to support the achievement of our students. In an effort to facilitate two-way communication with parents, students, employees, and community members, we hosted a Community Input Night on Thursday, May 12.
We were pleased that more than 100 parents, staff, students and community members were in attendance. A special thank you to our parent, staff and student volunteers.
For those who were unable to join us and would still like to share their feedback, a recap of the presentation is below.
Affton At A Glance
Dr. Steve Brotherton, superintendent, and Dr. Travis Bracht, assistant superintendent, presented information about the district’s mission, vision and strategic plan, as well as an update on the achievements that Affton students, schools and staff have earned.
- 21st Century Learning
Dr. Brotherton recapped the work of the district’s Buildings & Grounds Committee during the 2013-2014 Facilities Audit, which assessed each building on the areas of:
- Building Safety & Security
- Educational Alignment
- Environment for Education
- School Site
- Structural & Mechanical Features
- Plant Maintainability
The committee, comprised of parents, staff and community members, prioritized a list of 20 capital improvement projects, and in January 2014, the committee made a recommendation of 11 capital improvement priorities to the Board of Education. From that list, the following projects have been completed with capital lease funds:
Capital improvement projects that were not able to be funded include:
- Gotsch Intermediate Renovation, including new front entry, gymnasium, administrative offices and classrooms
- Gotsch Cafeteria Remodel
- Rogers Middle Renovation, including new front entry, administrative offices and classrooms
- Affton High School Auditorium Upgrades
- 21st Century Classroom Renovations throughout the district
- Affton High School Locker Room Renovation
- Turf Field
Current Reality & Future Outlook
Steve Fedchak, Chief Financial Officer, shared the district’s current reality regarding finances, and Dr. Brotherton outlined possibilities for the future outlook of Affton School District.
Citizens Advisory Council
A Citizens Advisory Council, led by parents Jeff Brown and Michelle Burford, is forming to review options to ensure that Affton School District continues to improve and achieve as one of the top districts in St. Louis County. This committee, comprised of parents, community members, staff and students, and the Board of Education want your feedback.
Please take a few moments to share your thoughts, ideas, questions and/or comments. If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Citizens Advisory Council, you may also leave your information below.