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August School Board Reports — Week 5

Five local school boards met last week.

Kansas

Shawnee Mission School District

Highlights:

  • Approving changes to the district policy governing acceptable use of the computer network and internet access and another governing public gifts and donations to schools.
  • Considering proposed changes to three other policies. One governs school-based child-care administration, and two others govern reports of child abuse and neglect.

Spring Hill School District

Highlights:

  • Hearing a preliminary enrollment report for the 2012-2013 school year. State funding is based on enrollment.
  • Scheduling public meetings to discuss school boundaries. The first meeting will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Spring Hill Elementary School. And the second will take place at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at Prairie Creek Elementary School.

Missouri

Center School District

Highlights:

  • Setting tuition rate

North Kansas City School District

Highlights:

  • Holding a public hearing to discuss this year’s proposed property tax rate in support of public schools.
  • Unanimously approving Superintendent Todd White’s recommendation that the rate stay the same as last year.
  • Approving this year’s budget with all voting in favor except for Dixie Youngers, who abstained.
  • Discussing the annual evaluation of Superintendent Todd White.

Belton School District

Highlights:

  • Holding a public hearing to discuss this year’s proposed property tax rate in support of public schools.
  • Hearing Superintendent Andrew Underwood’s report, including information on the district’s 2012 financial audit, an energy education agreement and tuition rates for the current school year.

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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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