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:
- Duties of the Superintendent
- Search of Students
- Interrogation and Investigations
- Drug-Free Schools
- Gang Activity.
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