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Hickman Mills School District

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Hickman Mills: Educating For A Lifetime of Success?

Hickman Mills is the only one of the 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area placing a metal detector log sheet and police report on the agenda of every board of education meeting. That same board chose to honor students at only six of their monthly meetings last year. Earlier this month, Missouri’s State … Continue reading

Hickman Mills School Board Meeting This Evening

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. According to the agenda, board members will spend this evening attending to routine responsibilities of governance, such as hearing a Food and Nutrition Services report and considering whether to accept a gift that would allow every student in the district … Continue reading

One of Lowest-Performing Schools in the U.S.: Hickman Mills Attempts to Transform Smith-Hale Middle School

Smith-Hale College Preparatory in the Hickman Mills School District — one of the lowest-performing schools in the United States — is the recipient of a federal School Improvement Grant. One of the terms of this grant is that a new principal must take charge. Needing a photo to accompany this story, I drove up to … Continue reading

New Accreditation Scoring Guide Now Available for Missouri Districts

Missouri now has a scoring guide to accompany its new accreditation standards. Starting May 1 and continuing through the summer, educators will be attending a series of informational meetings and webinars to learn about the new guide and how it will apply to their districts. State Board of Education members heard a report about the … Continue reading

Hickman Mills School Board Concentrates on Cost Savings

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as consideration of a grant to assist homeless students and making arrangements for May’s graduation ceremony, board members concentrated on cost-saving measures for the district. One such measure is a proposed Energy … Continue reading

Curls and Lowe Win Hickman Mills School Board Election

Unofficial results show incumbent Darrell Curls and newcomer Eric Lowe have won the two open seats on the Hickman Mills School District Board of Education. Incumbent George Flesher lost his bid for re-election. According to the Jackson County Election Board, votes were 72 for Curls, 36 for Lowe and 14 for Flesher. _______________________________ Read our … Continue reading

Vote April 3: Hickman Mills School Board Candidates

Campaigns are underway for Board of Education seats in ten local districts, and election day will be Tuesday, April 3. In the Hickman Mills School District, four candidates are running for two seats: Darrell Curls (Incumbent) Has not responded to KC Education Enterprise survey Has completed the Kansas City Star’s Midwest Democracy Project survey: http://midwestdemocracy.com/candidates/darrell-curls/ No campaign website No Facebook … Continue reading

Hickman Mills Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as hearing the Food and Nutrition Services monthly report and considering a facilities use request for a family reunion, board members have a full schedule. Two significant agenda items include review of a new energy conservation … Continue reading

Districts Complying With New Missouri Law May Be Vulnerable to Lawsuits

When members of the Missouri General Assembly revised the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act last fall, they made a decision to not make a decision. Instead, legislators passed that responsibility on to the districts. “Our concern when Senate Bill 1 came up in special session was that the state legislature was just setting up school … Continue reading

Hickman Mills Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Hickman Mills School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda such as paying bills and hiring someone to choreograph a high school play, board members have a full schedule. One routine but notable item on the agenda is approving the minutes of last month’s meeting, during which … Continue reading

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