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Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

March School Board Meetings

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were:

  • A report on implementation of the new national Common Core State Standards, which Kansas has adopted
  • A report on plans to offer preschool to three-year-old district residents beginning next fall
  • Considering a proposal to sponsor ten athletics and activities coaches through alternative funding sources such as Booster Club concessions and donations from the Piper Educational Foundation
  • A report on plans to build a new high school using funds from sources other than property taxes. According to the agenda:

Ideas are being developed to fund debt service for a new high school through alternative methods other than property tax. These ideas are being collaborated on with the WyCo Economic Development Office.

  • A report on the refinancing of existing school bond debt — intended to save money for the district — which took place earlier this month.


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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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