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.
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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