North Kansas City School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were:
- Voted unanimously to approve proposed revisions to district policies governing “Administration of Medicine to Students” and “Graduation Requirements”;
- A legislative update; and
- A presentation and discussion of a proposal to ask voters to approve the sale of additional school bond debt to help the district expand to meet the needs of growing enrollment. According the agenda, the presentation was to be in three parts:
First, Jade Liska and Kyle Elliott from Kansas City Missouri Planning and Development, will provide information on projected growth within our school district boundaries. They will discuss the First and Second Creek Watershed area as well as Shoal Creek Valley. We will have opportunities to ask questions at the
conclusion of their presentation.
Next, we will transition to our Middle Schools and briefly review their capacity and projected enrollment. We will focus on the RSP projections for school year 2016/2017.
Finally, Kirk Horner from Hollis and Miller will present three Planning Options – one that addresses the “standard” sixth middle school, a second option that uses that same building as a K-8 school and a third option that creates a K-8 Campus. All three options will provide an immediate solution to our “northern” capacity/
enrollment challenges and all three options address a future Phase Two as our student growth continues. We will encourage questions following this presentation.
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