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December School Board Meetings — Week 3

Eight local school boards met during the second week of December. Kansas Turner Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance.  Missouri Center Highlights: Heard an announcement that Tuesday, Dec. 18, was the first day to file to run for a seat on the school board. Filing closes Tuesday, Jan. 15. The election will be next April.  Heard … Continue reading

December School Board Meetings — Week 2

The Kansas State Board of Education and 19 local school boards met during the second week of December. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Heard a report about how the state sets academic standards for student standardized tests. Considered allowing student participation in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to satisfy the state’s physical … Continue reading

December School Board Meetings — Week 1

Four local school boards met during the first week of December. Kansas Olathe Highlights: Received an update on projects funded by the sale of school bond debt approved by voters. Some funds will be spent on air filters, asphalt, concrete and installation of carpet and tile. Received an update on plans to allow staff and … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 5

The Missouri State Board of Education and five local school boards met during the fifth week of November. Kansas Kansas City Highlight: Reviewed proposed platform for 2013 session of the state legislature. Shawnee Mission Highlights: Unanimously voted to approve a report on the district’s annual fiscal audit. Considered re-adopting a district policy governing the “School … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 4

Three local school boards met during the fourth week of November. Kansas Turner Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance. Missouri Center Highlights: Announced that candidates may file to run for election to the school board starting Tuesday, Dec. 18, and ending Tuesday, Jan. 15. Heard a report about the new national Common Core Standards, which Missouri … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and 21 local school boards met during the third week of November. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Considered adopting an official state definition of the phrase “College and Career ready.” Districts throughout the state are phasing in the new national Common Core Standards, which the state board has … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Weeks 1 & 2

Six local school boards met during the first two weeks of November. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Heard an audit report Olathe Highlights: Heard a presentation regarding the new national Common Core Standards for mathematics which are being adopted in the district Heard a report regarding the district’s annual audit for the fiscal year ending June … Continue reading

Election Day 2012

Proposition B: Vote “Yes!”

Those of us who came of age in the hippie era will remember a peace quote: “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” This election cycle in Missouri, we might well paraphrase that … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 4

Eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Gardner-Edgerton Highlight: Supervising projects funded by the sale of $72 million in school bond debt approved by voters earlier this year. Kansas City, Kansas Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Shawnee Mission Highlights: Taking advantage of favorable interest rates to save money for the district by refinancing some … Continue reading

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