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Grandview School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Jan. 17

Grandview School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Jan. 17. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Consideration of refinancing existing school bond debt in order to save money for the district on interest payments Discussion of asking voters in next April’s general election to approve additional school bond debt for … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
The Missouri Senate Education Committee gave unanimous approved to a bill that could speed up the state take-over the unaccredited Kansas City, Missouri School system. The bill moves to the full Senate. A similar bill passed both Houses of the legislature last year. It was caught up in the…

Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Jan. 24

Lee’s Summit School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Jan. 24. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on filing for two open seats on the Board of Education. According to the agenda: Filing for the upcoming April Board Election closed last week with two candidates filing for the … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas, School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Kansas City, Kansas, School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 22. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on the district’s graduation rate A report on the district’s passing rate A report on Prep-KC, a partnership focused on improving college and career prospects for students in urban … Continue reading

January School Board Meetings — Week 3 (UPDATED 1/31/2013)

The Kansas State Board of Education and 12 local school boards met during the third week of January. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas State Board of Education Basehor-Linwood Blue Valley — routine responsibilities of governance De Soto Gardner Edgerton – routine responsibilities of governance Lansing Piper Shawnee Mission Missouri Excelsior Springs … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)- When Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon outlines a budget on Monday at 7pm before a joint session of the legislature, he will be banking on federal Medicaid money to help bolster the state revenues available to spend on education and other government services. Nixon’ proposed budget…

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Jan. 15. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Swearing in newly elected and re-elected board members Carolyn Wims-Campbell, Kathy Busch, Deena Horst, Jim McNiece and Steve Roberts.  Election of new board officers. A proposal to re-design the state’s Quality Performance Accreditation program by … Continue reading

Reinventing School — Part 17 of Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?)

by Seth Godin If you missed Part 16, click HERE. 17. Reinventing school If the new goal of school is to create something different from what we have now, and if new technologies and new connections are changing the way school can deliver its lessons, it’s time for a change. Here are a dozen ways … Continue reading

Hickman Mills School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Jan. 17

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Jan. 17. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a lobbyist. Metal detector log sheets and police activity summary reports. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national … Continue reading

Platte County School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Jan. 17

Platte County School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Jan. 17. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was uunanimous approval of the district’s annual audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The auditor identified the following three material weaknesses in the report: The bookkeeper who inputs payroll information … Continue reading

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