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Hickman Mills Board of Education to Meet This Evening

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Hickman Mills School District

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda such as paying bills and hiring someone to choreograph a high school play, board members have a full schedule.

One routine but notable item on the agenda is approving the minutes of last month’s meeting, during which the board received a report regarding a visit to Hickman Mills by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. According to the minutes, a letter from one of the state observers congratulated the district on its improvement. Hickman Mills has struggled to meet state standards. Last September, when the Missouri State Board of Education stripped Kansas City of its accreditation, Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro decided to delay consideration of Hickman Mills’ accreditation status until next fall.

Significant items under new business include work on next year’s budget and reviewing two new district policies. The two new policies relate to test security and end-of-course exams.

In other business, the board remains the only one in the metro area hearing regular reports on student crime. They will review metal detector log sheets and police activities in the schools.

The board meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the Administration Center, 9000 Old Santa Fe Road, Kansas City, MO 64138.

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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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