Violet C. Bascom
Land purchased from Cornelia Forman for $250 for one acre of land
Bond Issue - $3,000 to build a school / Passed
Bond $10,000 to build a new school house with furnishing;
Vote: Yes-32; No-47 / Defeated
Proposition to borrow $15,000 to build two school houses.
Election held / Defeated
Named Bayless Consolidated School District becomes official name.
Proposal for $18,000 to build a two or three-room schoolhouse.
School district divided into three wards. (Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3)
Construction bid made for two schoolhouses at $9,625.
Bond issue for $8,000 to build and furnish a four-room schoolhouse in
Ward 2 / Defeated
Violet C. Bascom hired as 8th Grade school teacher.
Motion to have four grades of high school / Passed
Violet C. Bascom appointed as
Superintendent of Schools.
The district employed 17 faculty members. The superintendent’s salary was $225 per month.
Proposal to erect new school / Passed
Bids made for construction of a new high school near Central School.
Public address system added.
Construction of stone wall at the athletic field completed - $2,600.
Violet C. Bascom retires as superintendent.
Hugo E. Beck becomes new superintendent.
Special election for free bus transportation / Defeated
Construction of new elementary school began near Weber & Hildesheim roads.
Bond issue for $270,000 for addition to new elementary / Passed
Discussion with Mr. Brinkman to straighten out school property line to enable Bayless to have a quarter mile track.
Closed Heege School and moved students to new elementary.
Purchase land from Charles Brinkman. $9,000 per acre. 4.86 acres purchased.
Special election for new high school. Vote: 592 yes/205 against / Passed
Bayless is the second-fastest growing school district in St. Louis County.
New high school opens.
Hugo E. Beck retires. Gene Church becomes new superintendent.
Cross country and track teams added as a sport at BHS.
Gene Church, superintendent, resigns. George Baxter becomes new superintendent.
Kindergarten moved from Heege School to new building.
Heege School sold on 9/27/1967 for $6,500.
...and the rest is history