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
- 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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