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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