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October School Board Reports — Week 1

Four local school boards met last week.

Kansas

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville

Highlights:

  • Routine responsibilities of governance

Olathe School District

Highlights:

  • Heard a report on enrollment (important, because state funding is based on these figures)
  • Heard report on construction projects funded by the sale of school bond debt approved by voters
  • Hired a real estate broker to assist the district in selling its Millcreek Center property
  • Approved revisions to district policies governing a range of topics such as “Illness/Bereavement Leave Reimbursement Retirement Benefit,” “Food Service Management” and “Release of Student Records”
  • Received a report on the district’s annual financial audit

Turner

Highlights:

  • Routine responsibilities of governance

Missouri

Liberty

Highlights:

    • Directed district administrators to form a committee to assist in renaming Liberty and South Valley Junior High Schools
    • Discussed whether to develop a nepotism policy
    • Considered revising the district’s policy governing the Board of Education’s “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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