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Police & Policy on Agenda for Shawnee Mission School District

Shawnee Mission School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as reviewing bids for the annual elevator service contract and purchasing fruit smoothies — board members will hire school resource officers and consider changing district policies. According to the consent agenda, Superintendent Gene Johnson is recommending approval of … Continue reading

Kansas & Missouri Education Departments Still Waiting for Federal Flexibility Waivers

Kansas and Missouri are not on the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent list of states receiving waivers that would give them flexibility in meeting requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Last month, both states received letters from the federal government asking them to revise their applications and re-submit. Applications from Kansas … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
(AP)-As schools across Kansas head into summer recess, attorneys representing 54 school districts will be heading to Shawnee County courtroom to challenge the way the state funds public education. It is the second time this decade that the Kansas school finance formula has been under judicial scrutiny. The last…

UPDATED: KCMO School Board Approves Building Sale to Development Team With Mixed Record of Business Practices

When the Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education approved the sale of Swinney Elementary School this week, it didn’t just go to the highest bidder. Board members also selected the developer with a proposed renovation plan more in line with the desires of the surrounding community. Kansas City Sustainable Development Partners, LLC, plans … Continue reading

Policy Changes on Agenda for Raymore-Peculiar School Board

Raymore-Peculiar School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as selecting milk and bread suppliers for next year and hearing an enrollment analysis — board members will consider changing district policies. All policy changes under consideration tonight are in response to the state’s new Amy Hestir Student Protection … Continue reading

Family Involvement in Education on Park Hill School Board Agenda This Evening

Park Hill School District’s Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24. In addition to routine agenda items — such as increasing the price of school lunches and authorizing the digitization of all building plans — board members will consider changing the district’s policy regarding “Parent/Family Involvement in Instructional and Other Programs.” Park Hill’s board meeting, which is … Continue reading

Selling Old School Buildings on the Agenda for KCMO Board of Education

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Kansas City, Missouri School District The Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items – such as purchasing food court furniture and renewing an agreement with Yellow Cab — board members will oversee the sale … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
(AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed massive cuts in state income taxes into law. Brownback signed the bill during a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday. A contentious debate continues about whether the cuts will usher in economic prosperity or create massive budget problems. The law will cut individual income…

Struggling Schools, Hungry Children & Investment Policy on KCK School Board Agenda

Kansas City, Kansas Public School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as giving permission for an out-of-state student trip and purchasing diesel oxidation catalysts to clean up school bus emissions  — board members will hear a report on struggling schools, review an agreement to provide free breakfasts … Continue reading

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School Board Meeting This Evening

The Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. According to the agenda, board members will focus tonight on routine but necessary responsibilities of governance such as reviewing food service bids and overseeing personnel changes. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the District Office; 2200 S. 138th … Continue reading


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