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Kansas City, Kansas School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 26

March School Board Meetings

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, March 26. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was considering proposed district policy revisions. According to the agenda:

The Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to engage the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) to conduct a comprehensive audit of the policies governing the school district’s operation. The review took place over a period of twelve month [sic] and included examination of all policies and handbooks.

“KASB is recommending a great many new policies for the board’s consideration.” The recommended changes to policy “both modernize and update to conform to changes in law, recent court decisions, and best education and management practices.” (KASB October 2012)

The Board began review of the recommendations of KASB at a special meeting on December 3, 2012.

Under consideration during this meeting were revisions of policies governing:

  • Agenda
  • Duties of the Superintendent
  • Search of Students
  • Interrogation and Investigations
  • Weapons
  • Drug-Free Schools
  • Bullying
  • Gang Activity.


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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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