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Kansas City, Missouri Board of Education to Meet This Evening

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The Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as paying bills and purchasing curriculum materials, board members will hear a report from Interim Superintendent Stephen Green. They also will receive a financial monitoring report.

One significant subject of the superintendent’s report will be a draft version of a “Road to Accreditation Action Plan.” Another subject of his report will be a draft of an “Attendance, Truancy, Dropout Plan of Action.” Also, Green will discuss district key performance indicators and the promotion of students based on first-grade reading skills.

During the governance section of their meeting, board members will hear a financial monitoring report for the first quarter of the current fiscal year. The purpose of the report is to determine whether administration is in compliance with board policy. Because the district has issues with paying accounts in a timely manner, administration receives only a “Partial Compliance” rating. To improve, administration plans to provide additional purchase order training for staff and is in the process of adopting an electronic payment program for all vendors.

The board meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in Suite 1009; 1211 McGee St.; Kansas City, MO 64106.
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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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2 thoughts on “Kansas City, Missouri Board of Education to Meet This Evening

  1. Sounds like an important meeting with a great impact on our middle schools. I think that truancy can be a major problem for some younger kids. It’s important to find a way to encourage them to stay in school.

    Posted by Car Dealers Kansas City | March 12, 2012, 7:29 am
    • Yes. Statistically in middle schools throughout the nation, we start to lose students due to lack of interest in their studies. The challenge then, is — as you mention — finding a way to encourage them to stay in school. The question is whether this is best done through creating meaningful, challenging coursework for them or simply enforcing truancy rules.

      Posted by jwmartinez | March 12, 2012, 3:51 pm

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