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At Least Three Metro-Area Districts Apply for Federal Race to the Top Funds

At least three districts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area have expressed their intention to apply for the latest round on funding through the United States Department of Education Race to the Top program. Those three are: Blue Springs R-IV School District Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition KS City #33 In addition, a “District not Disclosed” has … Continue reading

Blue Springs Election Results: Voters Approve $20 Million in School Bond Debt

Preliminary results are in from the Jackson County Election Board. Voters in the Blue Springs School District have approved the sale of $20 million in additional school bond debt. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources:http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez ___________________________________________________ The KC Education Enterprise has a new sister site, KC Education … Continue reading

Blue Springs School District Asking Voters to Approve Millions in Additional School Bond Debt

This Tuesday, voters will decide whether to allow the Blue Springs School District to take on an additional $20 million in school bond debt. According to the district: The Blue Springs School District is adding a $20 Million, No Tax Increase Bond issue onto the Tuesday, April 2, 2013 ballot. The primary focus of the … Continue reading

UPDATED 3/25/13 March School Board Meetings — Week 2

UPDATE 3/25/13 According to the Hickman Mills Board of Education calendar, they were to meet the third week in March. However, according to their agenda, they actually met during the second week. The state boards of education in Missouri and Kansas plus 19 local school boards met during the second week of March. Click on … Continue reading

Blue Springs School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

The Blue Springs School District Board of Education met Monday evening, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A legislative update; and Commissioning four school officers. According to the agenda: In accordance with Missouri Revised Statute Section 162.215, the Blue Springs Board of Education is authorized to commission school officers to … Continue reading

February School Board Meetings — Week 2

The Kansas State Board of Education and 20 local school boards met during the second week of February. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas State Board of Education Basehor-Linwood Blue Valley De Soto Gardner Edgerton Kansas City Lansing Piper Shawnee Mission Spring Hill Missouri Belton Blue Springs Excelsior Springs Fort … Continue reading

Blue Springs School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Feb. 11

Blue Springs School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Feb. 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Consideration of architectural design and construction firms recommended for work on projects that may be funded by $20 million school in bond debt on the April ballot; and, Considered approving proposed changes to the … 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

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

Local Districts, Students Will Absorb the Impact If Congress Jumps Off the Fiscal Cliff

If you missed our post earlier this week about how a leap off the fiscal cliff could affect public education in Kansas and Missouri, please click HERE. Earlier this week, the KC Education Enterprise asked all 28 local districts about the impact sequestration would have on their budgets if the U.S. Congress decides to jump off … Continue reading

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