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August School Board Reports — Week 2

Six local school boards met last week.

Kansas

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville

Highlight:

  • Reviewing proposed budget for the 2012-13 school year

Gardner Edgerton

Highlights:

  • Receiving an update on projects funded by school bond sales approved by voters
  • Considering revising facility usage policies
  • Reviewing proposed budget for 2012-13 school year
  • Considering approval of City of Gardner excise tax for the campus for the elementary and middle schools

Turner

Highlights:

  • Approving a $48.5 million budget for the 2012-13 school year including a slightly lower mill levy based on assessed valuations that are down more than $2.6 million from last year
  • Accepting a $10.9 million settlement in relation to an anti-trust lawsuit involving the JP Morgan financial services company’s role in the sale of school bonds during the first decade of the 21st century
  • Received a report about the real estate closing on Morris Elementary School, with information that sale proceeds are being deposited in the district’s capital outlay fund

Missouri

Belton

Highlights:

  • Receiving an enrollment update
  • Considering revising district policies

Kansas City Public Schools

Highlight:

  • Hearing an accreditation update from Superintendent R. Stephen Green

Park Hill

Highlights:

  • Hearing a report on this year’s assessed property tax valuation
  • Considering a proposal to increase the property tax levy in the district
  • Announcing a public tax levy hearing for Thursday, Aug. 23

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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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