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Lansing Board of Education to Meet This Evening

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The Lansing School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, Feb.12, at 7 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as overseeing the district’s financial investments and reviewing personnel changes, board members will have a full schedule.

From the perspective of education policy, the most significant item on the agenda will be discussion a new $52 million high school the district would like to finance through the sale of school bonds. Citizens must such a bond issue, and they may have the opportunity to vote as early as next November.

If the new high school is built, it would have room for up to 1,500 students. According to statistics available from the Kansas State Department of Education, Lansing public schools currently enroll 2,650 students, and attendance has increased by at least 600 over the last decade. High school enrollment is 862 and has grown by at least 80 students during that time period.

Also this evening, board members will consider revising district policies relating to

  • General Public Relations
  • Interorganizational Relations
  • Negotiations
  • Relations with Other Education Agencies
  • Students; and
  • Instructional Programs.

The Board of Education meeting will take place at the District Office; 200 E. Mary; Lansing, KS 66043.
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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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