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Bond Projects & Common Core Standards on Spring Hill School Board Agenda

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Spring Hill School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m.

In addition to routine agenda items — such as buying milk and considering meeting dates for the coming school year — board members will learn more about Common Core Standards and about progress on projects funded by school bond sales.

Spring Hill must adapt its language arts and math curriculum to the Common Core Standards, because the state of Kansas has adopted them. Standards outline what content students learn in the classroom. One of the goals of the new standards — which were developed by the National Governors Association and are being promoted by the federal government — is to adjust learning so students are better prepared for college and careers. And the district plans to phase in these new standards over the next several years.

Also during tonight’s meeting, a representative of JE Dunn Construction Company will provide a project cost summary showing that so far work at Prairie Creek Elementary School has not exceeded the budget. Last summer, voters approved the sale of $39 million in school bonds. Besides expanding Prairie Creek to ease overcrowding, the district is using bond funds to pay for technology upgrades.

The Board of Education meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Hilltop Education Center; 16740 W. 175th St.; Olathe, KS 66062.

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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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