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Challengers Beat Incumbent in Excelsior Springs School Board Election

Preliminary results are in from the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners. Newcomers Charles (Tray) Harkins III and Matt Hartwig defeated incumbent Kristi Shewell and are the newly elected members of the Excelsior Springs School District Board of Education. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources: http://twitter.com/#!/JW_MartinezContinue reading

Three Candidates for Two Open Seats on Excelsior Springs School Board

Voters in the Excelsior Springs School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Three candidates — including one incumbent — are campaigning for two open seats. The incumbent is Kristi Shewell. Challengers are Charles (Tray) Harkins III and Matt Hartwig. So far, none have responded to an invitation to complete the KC Education Enterprise … 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

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

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

Excelsior Springs School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Feb. 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was a report by Superintendent John Lacy regarding a records request the district received from two local residents. According to Missouri’s Sunshine Law, public records of government entities — such as public school districts — … Continue reading

January School Board Meetings — Week 3 (UPDATED 1/31/2013)

The Kansas State Board of Education and 12 local school boards met during the third week of January. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas State Board of Education Basehor-Linwood Blue Valley — routine responsibilities of governance De Soto Gardner Edgerton – routine responsibilities of governance Lansing Piper Shawnee Mission Missouri Excelsior Springs … Continue reading

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

Excelsior Springs School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Jan. 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was a review of district results under the state’s new accountability and accreditation system, the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) 5. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and … 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

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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