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Turner School Board to Discuss District Vacation Pay Policy

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Turner School District

Turner School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as accepting a donation of lumber and materials to the theater department and considering whether to choose a bulldog or falcon mascot for the new Sixth Grade Academy, board members have a full schedule.

One agenda action item is review of the district’s policy regarding unused vacation pay. Superintendent Michelle Sedler plans to request authority to refuse paying employees for unused vacation days. According to the policy, requiring school employees to use vacation days is important to “good physical and mental health.”  Although not stated in the policy, refusing payment for unused days also would help the district conserve funds during the current economic downturn.

Tonight’s meeting, which is open to the public, will take place in the Board Room of the Administrative Service Center; 800 S. 55th St.; Kansas City, KS 66106. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 17.

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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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