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What Superintendents Really Think About Common Core, Other Education Topics

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Park Hill School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, March 28

Park Hill School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, March 28. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of the agenda were: A “Demographic Profile” report projecting increasing enrollment resulting in a need for building new schools about eight years from now; A report on development of next year’s budget projecting no change in property tax … Continue reading

Liberty School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 25

Liberty School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, March 25. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of the agenda were: Proposed revision of district policy governing “School Board Ballot Issues“ Unanimous approval of the Northland Advanced Career Studies Program “Memorandum of Understanding” and “By-Laws” A stadium committee report proposing a new $8 million stadium at … Continue reading

De Soto Election Results: Voters Approve Property Tax Change, Fill Three School Board Seats

Preliminary results are in from the Johnson County Election Office. De Soto School District voters have approved changes to the Local Option Budget, which is funded by property taxes. In addition, Scott Hancock won Position 4 on the Board of Education, and challenger Rachele M. Zade beat incumbent for position 6. Incumbent Dick Dearwester ran unchallenged … Continue reading

De Soto Voters to Fill Three School Board Seats, Decide on Property Tax Change

Voters in the De Soto School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Candidates are vying for two open seats, in addition to one incumbent who is running unopposed. Also, voters must decide whether to approve a measure allowing the district to change the property tax in support of schools. School … Continue reading

Grandview School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, March 14

Grandview School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, March 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Announcement of the resignation of board member Bob Stewart; A report on estimated tax levies for 2013; and Considered revising district policies. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education Meeting — Wednesday, March 13

The Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education met Wednesday evening, March 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An update on the district’s efforts to regain accreditation under the state’s new Missouri School Improvement Program 5 (MSIP 5) requirements; A plan classifying schools as “Green, Yellow, or Red” and explaining improvement … Continue reading

Missouri State Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

The Missouri State Board of Education met Monday, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on education-related bills under consideration during the 2013 session of the Missouri General Assembly; An update on development of the budget for the 2014 fiscal year; and A study of proficiency-based learning (also referred … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 12

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, March 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on proposed standards for history, government and social studies. A copy of the proposed standards is included in the agenda, which explains: The purpose of the document is to provide guidance to districts, schools, … Continue reading

Platte County School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Feb. 28

Platte School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Feb. 28. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on how salaries in Platte County compare with those in other comparable area districts Voted unanimously to approve a “Forced Ranking Score Sheet Summary” for district administrators to use as a budget development tool. … Continue reading

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