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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

Kansas City, Kansas School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Feb. 12

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Considered swapping real estate with Community Housing of Wyandotte County to relocate McKinley Elementary School, which needs a newer building and room to grow. According to a report from Superintendent Cynthia Lane: … Continue reading

Basehor-Linwood School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Feb. 11

Basehor-Linwood School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Feb. 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An enrollment update; and A report on classroom security. ___________________________________________________ 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

Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Jan. 14

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Jan. 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An enrollment report, which is important, because state funding is based on district enrollment. A report on what the recent Kansas state court ruling on school finance means for district funding. A proposed resolution … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas, School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 8

The Kansas City, Kansas, School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 8. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on student discipline data. According to the agenda, “It has been the practice of schools to work towards reducing risk factors and reducing suspensions by increasing positive partnerships as … 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

Public School Employment Growing Faster Than Enrollment Nationally and in KC-Metropolitan Area

Public school employment has grown at least three times faster than the increase in students, according to a new study released yesterday by The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. And the national increase is reflected locally, with employment outstripping enrollment in both Kansas and Missouri. “Compared to other nations’ schools, U.S. public schools devote significantly … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 2

15 local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor Linwood Highlight: Heard financial audit report for fiscal year that ended last summer Blue Valley Highlight: Received a report on the district’s annual financial audit De Soto Highlights: Considered adopting a district policy governing “Energy Conservation” Heard an enrollment report, which showed an increase of 89 students (which … Continue reading

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