In addition to routine items on the agenda such as approving out-of-district trips for students and reviewing assessment reports, board members have a full schedule this evening.
One significant item on the agenda is consideration of refinancing school bonds. The purpose is to take advantage of more favorable interest rates in order to save up to $2.4 million for the district.
Another significant agenda item is considering approval of a contract to provide school-based health clinics at Northwest Middle School and Wyandotte High School. Almost all students in each location live in economically disadvantaged households, according to statistics obtained from the Kansas State Department of Education. Therefore, access to adequate health care is a problem. Research shows that secondary school students with access to school-based health clinics miss fewer days and perform better academically.
Other business on tonight’s agenda includes reviewing design plans to create more classroom space at Hazel Grove Elementary School and reviewing a new district banking policy.
The meeting, which is open to the public, is taking place at Whittier Elementary School; 295 S. 10th St.; Kansas City, KS 66102.
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