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August School Board Reports — Week 2

Six local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Reviewing proposed budget for the 2012-13 school year Gardner Edgerton Highlights: Receiving an update on projects funded by school bond sales approved by voters Considering revising facility usage policies Reviewing proposed budget for 2012-13 school year Considering approval of City of Gardner excise tax … Continue reading

Kansas Republican Primary: It’s Not Looking Good for the Future of Education Funding

The clock just struck midnight, and it looks like all votes are in from precincts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area in the Kansas Republican primary elections. Education was one of the most important issues in these races, which tended to feature a moderate pitted against one or more conservatives. Almost all of the moderates favored … Continue reading

UPDATED 8/9/2012 Missourians Approve “This Homework Is Against My Religion” Amendment

UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take long. The day after voters approved Amendment 2, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional. Although this challenge relates to prisoner rights, challenges may also be forthcoming regarding the new right this amendment gives to students to refuse school assignments they say violate their religion: http://tinyurl.com/9dlv3emContinue reading

August 7: VOTE!

One of the reasons we pay property taxes to support our public schools is they’re supposed to teach us about our duties as citizens as the United States. Tuesday, Aug. 7, is an election day. More than a third of eligible citizens are not registered to vote, and only about half of those registered will … Continue reading

July School Board Reports — Week 4

Seven local school boards met last week. Kansas De Soto School District Highlights: Overseeing construction funded by school bonds approved by district voters. Reviewing proposed budget for 2012-13 school year. Announcement of public budget hearing scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. Overseeing contractor study of district enrollment and school boundaries, which should be … Continue reading

July School Board Reports — Week 3

Nine local school boards met last week. Kansas Blue Valley School District Highlights: Reorganization Revising two district policies, “Behavior and Discipline” and “Civility of Students” Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Reorganization Gardner Edgerton Highlights: Reorganization Overseeing projects funded by $72 million in school bond sales approved by voters earlier this year. Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Highlights: Reorganization An … Continue reading

July School Board Reports — Week 2

If it’s the second week of July, it must be … time for Kansas school board reorganization meetings. This is the time of year they generally select new officers and start planning for the new school year. Missouri school boards — on the other hand — hold their reorganization meetings in the spring. The Kansas … Continue reading

July School Board Reports — Week 1

No school board meetings took place during the first week of July in the Kansas City metropolitan area. This is the first week with no meetings since we started publishing a year ago. Back to your regularly scheduled summertime activities. _______________________________ Now that you have read this story, please consider donating to crowd-source funding for … Continue reading

UPDATE 6/29/2012: Proposed Budget and Policy Changes on Agenda for Raymore-Peculiar Board of Education

Raymore-Peculiar School District’s Board of Education met Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as hearing a summer school update and selling surplus textbooks — board members had a full evening. They reviewed a budget proposal and considered changing district policies. Superintendent Jeff Kyle presented his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. … Continue reading

School Police & Common Core Standards on Agenda for Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, June 26, at 5 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as declaring a nacho warmer and rolling pins to be surplus property and paying the bills — board members had a full schedule. They reviewed a contract to provide police service in … Continue reading


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