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  •  Personal Care Drive

    SSD Personal Care Drive Accepting Donations Through May 17, 2024

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  •  Angela Edwards

    Angela Edwards Selected as the Hazelwood Partner District Director

    April 11, 20204 - The SSD Board of Education has approved Angela Edwards as the new Hazelwood Partner District Director, effective July 1. Edwards began working at Special School District in 2007 as an elementary special education teacher. She then served as an administrative intern during the 2014-15 school year before being promoted to special education coordinator in 2015. She has been serving as Hazelwood’s interim director since October 2023.

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  •  Dr. Darryl Diggs

    Diggs Approved as Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

    April 11, 2024 - During the April 9, 2024, Board of Education meeting, Dr. Darryl Diggs was approved as the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Diggs will move into the position at the beginning of the 2024-25 school year.

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  •  Curriculum Review Night

    2024 Curriculum Review Night

    Special School District invites all interested parties to virtually review and discuss curricula within our SSD schools, before being submitted to the Board of Education for approval.

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  •  The SEF team takes a photo together at the Imaginary Theater Company performance.

    SEF Funds Theater Performance at Litzsinger 

    March 15, 2024 - To help bring theater, art, and music performances into schools, the Special Education Foundation (SEF) funded a performance of “Puss in Boots” by the Imaginary Theater Company.

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  •   Antwanne Buie smiles for a photo on the playground at Litzsinger.

    Antwanne Buie Middle School Essay Winner

    March 6, 2024 - Antwanne Buie, 4th grader at Litzsinger School, is no stranger to physical endurance. That passion was expressed in an essay written about healthy habits, which resulted in him being chosen as a 2024 Billikens Education Day Middle School Essay Winner.

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  • Leader Reader reads a book to Litzsinger students.

    Litzsinger Celebrates Black History Through Books

    March 4, 2024 - Over 30 administrators and staff from across the District participated in Litzsinger School’s annual Black History Month Leader Reader Event for the second year.

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  • Characters Harriet and Celia console each other during a scene in the play.

    Black Rep Performance Teaches Students About Underground Railroad

    February 5, 2024 - Litzsnger students and staff welcomed The Black Rep to their school as they performed “When The Rattlesnake Sounds,” a stage play by Alice Childress.

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  •  Family School Relationship Survey

    Family-School Relationships Survey Now Open

    Jan. 9, 2024 - The strength of any school district lies in its relationships with families. The SSD Family-School Relationship Survey will be administered Jan. 8-26, 2024. The survey asks families how well the District shares information and involves them in their students' learning.

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  •  Students and teachers take a photo in front of the winter village at Litzsinger.

    Winter Program Unveils Students Creative Abilities

    December 19, 2023 - Friends and family of Litzsinger students were in for a treat as they gathered at the school to attend the annual Winter Program. Every year in December, students put on a musical performance and show off their artistic abilities.

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  •  Dr. Michael Maclin - SSD Superintendent of Schools

    Special School District Announces New Superintendent

    Dec. 18, 2023 - The Special School District of St. Louis County Board of Education is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Maclin as the District’s next superintendent of schools, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Maclin was approved by a unanimous vote to be SSD’s 20th superintendent and the first person of color to serve as superintendent in the District’s 66-year history. He has been serving as acting superintendent since October.

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  •  SEF Funds SSD School Projects

    SEF Funds SSD School Projects

    November 27, 2023 - The Special Education Foundation (SEF) Women’s Leaders provided over $11,000 in funding to support SSD schools, including the Juvenile Detention Center and Bridges Program. 

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  •  Winter Health Guidance from the SSD Health Service Department

    Winter Health Guidance 2023-24

    Nov. 20, 2023 - As we say goodbye to the summer heat, families are preparing for cooler weather, holiday celebrations, and the need to take preventative measures against illness. Sickness is on the rise throughout St. Louis County and contagious respiratory viruses (like flu, COVID-19, and RSV) can spread easily. SSD schools are experiencing an increasingly high rate of illness in our student and staff population. All three of these illnesses are expected to surge during the fall and winter seasons.

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  •  Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 5, 2023 for Two Seats on the SSD Board of Education

    Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 5, 2023 for Two Seats on the SSD Board of Education

    Nov. 17, 2023 - Candidate filing for two open seats on the Special School District Board of Education opens at 8 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, and continues until 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023. The terms of current Vice President Dr. Meredith Byers, Subdistrict 5 and Director Ms. Tiffany Hudson, Subdistrict 6, expire in March 2024.

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  •  Litzsinger teachers and students look through a pile of books to keep.

    KidSmart Donates Supplies to Litzsinger

    November 7, 2023 - Representatives from KidSmart and Carney’s Kids Foundation, visited Litzsinger School in November to provide $7,500 worth of school supplies and books for all 24 classrooms.

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