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Kansas City, Missouri School Board Candidate: Stephen Himes

Campaigns are underway for the Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education seat in District 2, and election day will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Stephen Himes is one two candidates who … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School Board Candidate: Gunnar Hand

Campaigns are underway for the Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education seat in District 2, and election day will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Gunnar Hand is one two candidates who … Continue reading

Neighbor and Roberts Vying to Represent District 2 on Kansas State Board of Education

Kansans trying to decide between two State Board of Education candidates by voting along party lines will encounter some cognitive dissonance. That’s because one candidate — Cindy Neighbor — was a Republican who is now a Democrat. And the other candidate — Steve Roberts — was an Independent who is now a Republican. The two … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 2

15 local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor Linwood Highlight: Heard financial audit report for fiscal year that ended last summer Blue Valley Highlight: Received a report on the district’s annual financial audit De Soto Highlights: Considered adopting a district policy governing “Energy Conservation” Heard an enrollment report, which showed an increase of 89 students (which … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 2

Seventeen local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor-Linwood Highlights: Heard a School Resource Officer update Heard an enrollment update (School funding is based on enrollment) Considered proposed changes to district policies Blue Valley Highlights: Approved a name for the 143rd Street campus. It will be known as the Blue Valley Hilltop Campus. Acquisition of … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 1

Three local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs Highlights: Received information the district’s semiannual debt-service payment for school bonds and interest Turner Highlights: Approving $25,000 to purchase novels for grades 4-12. “[I]n grade levels with iPad accessibility electronic books were selected. It is also necessary to purchase books at the high school level … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 5

Five local school boards met last week. Kansas Shawnee Mission School District Highlights: Approving changes to the district policy governing acceptable use of the computer network and internet access and another governing public gifts and donations to schools. Considering proposed changes to three other policies. One governs school-based child-care administration, and two others govern reports … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 4

Nine local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlights: Routine but necessary responsibilities of governance Gardner-Edgerton Highlights: Held a public budget hearing and considered approving a budget for the 2012-13 school year Lee’s Summit Highlights: Hearing an enrollment report from Superintendent David McGehee. Public school funding depends on enrollment, and the final enrollment … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and thirteen local school boards met last week. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Hearing an update on the state’s No Child Left Behind Flexibility Waiver from the federal government Hearing an update on Kansas’ participation in development of the national Next Generation Science Standards Receiving a presentation regarding … Continue reading

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