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Hickman Mills School Board Concentrates on Cost Savings

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

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as consideration of a grant to assist homeless students and making arrangements for May’s graduation ceremony, board members concentrated on cost-saving measures for the district.

One such measure is a proposed Energy Conservation policy. Utility payments are often a district’s greatest expense, next to staff salaries, and many districts are conserving energy to save funds during difficult economic times.

Also last night, district administrators asked board members to take advantage of lower interest rates by refinancing about $6.2 million in school bond debt. This measure would also conserve funds for the district.

In other business, the Hickman Mills Board of Education remains the only one in the metro area hearing regular reports on student crime. Members reviewed metal detector log sheets and police activities in the schools.

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


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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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