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KCK Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Kansas City, Kansas Public School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. Tonight’s agenda appears to be dedicated primarily to the routine but necessary business of governance, such as renewing insurance policies and paying bills. Probably the most significant agenda item is a public hearing regarding this year’s budget. Administrators are amending … Continue reading »

North Kansas City Board of Education to Meet Tuesday Evening

The North Kansas City School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. According to the agenda, this will be a special meeting focused solely on the budget. Board members will receive a five-year-financial forecast and budget projection. This meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the district’s Doolin … Continue reading »

Center School District Board of Education to Meet This Evening

Center School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as an attendance report and approving high school course revisions, board members will receive a report from Superintendent Bob Bartman. A highlight of Bartman’s report will be sharing a rough draft of a new public relations … Continue reading »

Missouri Senate Convenes With Vows of Support for Public Education

Education issues will be a priority for the Missouri Senate, according to President Pro Tem Robert N. Mayer. He delivered the opening address at the second regular session of the 96th General Assembly, which convened Wednesday in Jefferson City. “We will continue to make education a priority in funding and resources in the 2012 legislative … Continue reading »

Fort Osage Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Fort Osage School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening at 6 p.m. According to the meeting agenda, the board will hear updates on bond projects and the budget. Also the board will hear a report from the office of Superintendent with a warning regarding “Caution When Talking About Consumption Tax.” … Continue reading »

Methane Gas Discovery Heats Up Cost of New Park Hill Elementary School

Contractors working for the Park Hill School District have encountered $93,000 worth of highly flammable trouble while installing a ground source heat pump for a new elementary school. After workers started digging wells for installing heat pump pipes at the new school, they discovered a pocket of combustible methane gas in the ground. Heat pumps use pipes running deep underground — … Continue reading »

Like Growing Kids Need New Shoes, NKC Needs More Classrooms

Students going back to school next fall will find more classroom space at three middle schools in the North Kansas City School District. However, given the fact that their buildings are already crowded and enrollment is continuing to rise, students still won’t exactly have a lot of space to stretch out in. LaTrisha’s going through … Continue reading »

Raymore-Peculiar School Board Projects $1.3 Million Deficit This Year

Teachers in the Raymore-Peculiar School District are making a little more money this year, the superintendent is not, and the district is operating on a deficit budget approved by the Board of Education with two dissenting votes. Salaries for teachers — who did not receive raises last year — increased by $600. Most administrators — … Continue reading »

Number of Needy Students Up, Instruction Cut in Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District

A plea for help was included in budget documents administrators presented for approval to the board of Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Unified School District #204 last night. “Due to the state’s budgeting problems this past two years we made cuts of over 2.5 million dollars and are anticipating further cuts in the coming months,” is how district … Continue reading »

Park Hill Trying to Make Good on Promise Not to Increase Taxes

When Park Hill asked taxpayers to approve $49.5 million in bonds last spring, the district promoted this vote as a “No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue.” Which is why, when the Board of Education holds its annual tax levy hearing next Thursday, school board members are going to do their best to keep property taxes from rising. Property … Continue reading »


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