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Had temporarily cut and cited budget cuts 

Dwight Lindhorst leaving for Ritenour district after weeks of tension with community about budget cuts; Meanwhile, the interim superintendent is under fire for racially charged Facebook post.

Move comes after announcement of budget cuts. 

Special task force would review university operations 

  • J.B. Forbes

A large crowd had to watch the meeting from an overflow room due to the small size of the meeting room at the Hazelwood District School Board …

Allen Adams, a student at Hazelwood Central, brought his viola to play at the Hazelwood District School Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 201…

Jeannine Celestine, a parent of four Hazelwood School District children, holds up a sign at the Hazelwood District School Board meeting on Tue…

  • J.B. Forbes

A large crowd had to watch the meeting from an overflow room due to the small size of the meeting room at the Hazelwood District School Board …

  • J.B. Forbes

Rennell Parker Sr. watches his daughter, Kelson Parker, 9, practice playing the trumpet on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in the living room of their…

Proposed cuts include 25 full-time positions.

The district's new superintendent, Chris Gaines, told them that budget cuts are taking a toll on academic opportunities and success. 

Some fellow Republicans withdraw support.

'We have a very targeted effort to live within our means and to control our costs,' says district chief financial officer

  • J.B. Forbes • jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Four ladies start a new game of dominoes at the Hazelwood Civic Center on Thursday morning, Sept. 25, 2014. They are from left: Esther Hurt, 9…

  • J.B. Forbes

"Wait, it's not your turn, Esther," said Lucy Beirith, 73, (right) as she played dominoes with Esther Hurt, 94, at the Hazelwood Civic Center …

Barbara A. Schaal in 2005. Photo by Andrew Cutraro/Post-Dispatch

State will lose 38 beds for long-term treatment, but save $2.4 million a year.

When Nixon made $1.1 billion worth of cuts to the fiscal year 2015 budget, which starts Tuesday, all seven tax assistance centers -- one of which is in St. Louis -- were axed.

Following Nixon's announcement that he will be cutting $1.1 billion of the $26.4 billion fiscal year 2015 budget, some lawmakers are asking for government waste to be cut elsewhere, such as restricting the use of the state-owned airplanes. 

In showdown with Legislature, governor vetoed or withheld $786 million from the state's $26.4 billion budget today.