Shawnee Mission School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m.
In addition to routine agenda items — such as reviewing construction change orders and spending $49,000 to hire a lobbyist — board members had a full evening. They considered renewing the superintendent’s contract and changing district policies.
Superintendent Gene Johnson’s contract was up for renewal this evening. Board President Craig Denny recommended a three-year renewal. Other contracts scheduled for renewal were those for associate superintendents and the deputy superintendent for operations.
Also this evening, the superintendent recommended that the board revise four policies. Three of the proposed policy changes were on last month’s agenda, as well. Generally, school boards review changes one month in what is known as a “first reading.” Then, the second month, they vote on approval. Tonight, Johnson proposed revisions of the following five policies:
- Self-Retention Regulations (first reading)
- Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette-Free Schools (second reading)
- Tobacco Use by Students (second reading)
- Tobacco Use by Students Administrative Procedures (second reading).
The meeting, which was open to the public, took place at the Howard D. McEachen Administrative Center; 7235 Antioch Road; Overland Park, KS 66204. Monday, July 9, is the date of the next regular scheduled school board meeting.
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