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September School Board Reports — Week 1

Photo Credit: JoLynne Walz Martinez

Three local school boards met last week.

Illustration Credit: JoLynne Walz Martinez


Bonner Springs


  • Received information the district’s semiannual debt-service payment for school bonds and interest



  • Approving $25,000 to purchase novels for grades 4-12. “[I]n grade levels with iPad accessibility electronic books were selected. It is also necessary to purchase books at the high school level because the district does not currently own titles at the highest lexile levels.”
  • Revising district policies on topics ranging from “Interrogation and Investigation” to “Weapons.”




  • Discussed a draft position statement relating to Economic Development Incentives Affecting District Taxes. “As a school district in the state of Missouri, 55% of funding for Liberty Public Schools (“the District”) comes from local taxes.”
  • Discussed implementing a nepotism policy.
  • Discussed proposed changes to Board of Education Roles, Standards and Procedures.


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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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