St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
St. Pascal Baylon looks to salvage school through restructuring
Up until a month ago, it wasn’t clear whether St. Pascal Baylon’s school would operate past the end of May.
In dire financial straits, the parish and school, which sit at the corner of White Bear Avenue and East Third Street, had been running a combined annual deficit of $150,000.
To make up that deficit, they were drawing from cash reserves, which were being depleted.
Dr. Anthony Iton, a national public health expert, talked about the connection between a person’s zipcode and their life expectancy as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12 at Metro State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
If you live in the Payne-Phalen or Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, odds are your life will be eight years shorter than someone living in Minnetonka, Edina, or Eagan.
Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.
The Gateway Corridor, a bus rapid transit route, is on track to be completed in 2022. Ahead of that, Community and business leaders are getting together to discuss ways to attract development to the new transit corridor. (submitted graphic)
With plans for the Gateway Corridor coming along slowly, planners are looking to spark conversations about how to attract desirable commercial development along the proposed route.