RJA, Schechter take first step towards potential merger

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR © ST. LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT, 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. St. Louis Jewish Light | 1 comment

Hoping to bolster Jewish day school education in St. Louis, Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis (SSDS) and the Saul Mirowitz Day School- Reform Jewish Academy (RJA) have tentatively agreed to merge in the 2012-2013 school year, the Jewish Light has learned. 

The chairs of the two schools have signed a letter of intent authorizing their boards to “conduct due diligence” and develop a definitive merger agreement, hopefully in the next couple of months or so. For the integration to take effect, each school’s board will need to approve a formal agreement by a two-thirds majority.

Cheryl Maayan, head of school at RJA, would be the head of school at the new facility, which would be housed at the SSDS building at 324 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur. The merger would create a school with a projected student population of about 175 students in grades kindergarten through 8. Currently, RJA ends after fifth grade while SSDS goes through eighth grade.

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