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No School Board Election This Year in the Center School District

Citizens in the Center School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members this year. “We had two Board members whose terms were up,” district spokesperson Kelly Wachel wrote in an e-mail. “Beverly Cunningham’s three-year term ended. And Julie Mattson’s 3-year term ended. Beverly refiled and then we only had one person file … Continue reading

March School Board Meetings — Week 1

Five local school boards met during the first week of March. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas Olathe Turner Missouri Center Liberty Park Hill ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources: http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez ___________________________________________________ Or you can sign up for a free subscription … Continue reading

Center School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 4

The Center School District’s Board of Education meeting originally set for the last week of February was rescheduled for Monday evening, March 4. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A recommendation to refinance some existing school bond debt in order to save money for the district; and Proposed revisions to a list … Continue reading

Center School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Jan. 28

Center School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Jan. 28. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was a proposal to revise their policy governing “Graduation Requirements.” ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources:http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez ___________________________________________________ Or you can sign up for a free subscription to … Continue reading

December School Board Meetings — Week 3

Eight local school boards met during the second week of December. Kansas Turner Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance.  Missouri Center Highlights: Heard an announcement that Tuesday, Dec. 18, was the first day to file to run for a seat on the school board. Filing closes Tuesday, Jan. 15. The election will be next April.  Heard … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 4

Three local school boards met during the fourth week of November. Kansas Turner Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance. Missouri Center Highlights: Announced that candidates may file to run for election to the school board starting Tuesday, Dec. 18, and ending Tuesday, Jan. 15. Heard a report about the new national Common Core Standards, which Missouri … 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

October School Board Reports — Week 4

Eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Gardner-Edgerton Highlight: Supervising projects funded by the sale of $72 million in school bond debt approved by voters earlier this year. Kansas City, Kansas Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Shawnee Mission Highlights: Taking advantage of favorable interest rates to save money for the district by refinancing some … 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

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

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