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July School Board Reports — Week 2

If it’s the second week of July, it must be … time for Kansas school board reorganization meetings. This is the time of year they generally select new officers and start planning for the new school year. Missouri school boards — on the other hand — hold their reorganization meetings in the spring. The Kansas … Continue reading

Building Update on Agenda for Independence School Board

The Independence School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as making arrangements for microfilm conversion and increasing school lunch prices for next year — board members heard an update on construction projects funded by bond sales approved by voters. One bond-funded project is the construction of the newly named … Continue reading

School Bond-Funded Projects on Agenda for Independence Board of Education

Independence School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as replacing carpet in the libraries of two high schools and installing elementary school playground equipment — board members have a full schedule. They will hear an update on construction projects funded by bond sales approved … Continue reading

Boundary Changes & School Construction on the Agenda for Independence Board of Education This Evening

Independence School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as approving bids for kitchen remodeling and carpet replacement, board members have a full schedule. They will hear an update on construction projects — including two new buildings — being financed by bond sales approved by voters. Also, … Continue reading

Independence Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Independence School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as paying bills and overseeing personnel changes, board members have a full schedule. Significant new business agenda items include district policy changes, accepting bids from contractors for construction of West Elementary School and school boundary changes. In addition, … Continue reading

Independence Board of Education Meeting This Evening

The Independence School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda such as paying bills and overseeing personnel changes, the board heard a report from Superintendent Jim Hinson. Also, they had a full schedule of new business. Among other items on the consent agenda, the board considered leasing district property on M-78 … Continue reading

Judge Sets June Trial Date for Arguments Regarding Student Transfers From KCMO School District

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Brent Powell has set a June 25 trial date to hear arguments about student transfers from the unaccredited Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD). Last December, five neighboring districts filed a lawsuit asking the court to rule on differences among transfer policies. According to state law, KCMSD — now that … Continue reading

No School Board Election This Year in the Independence School District

Citizens in the Independence School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members this year. Only three candidates filed for three open seats on the board. Incumbents Ann Franklin and Ken Johnson, along with new member Greg Finke, will take the oath of office on Tuesday, April 10, following the April 3 general election date. According … Continue reading

Independence Board of Education Meeting This Evening

The Independence School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as approving the payment of bills and accepting bids for services, the board heard a report from Superintendent Jim Hinson. Also, they had a full schedule of new business. Among other items listed under new business … Continue reading

KC Parents Aren’t Rushing to Transfer Their Children to Accredited Districts … Yet

Yesterday was the first day most area school district administration offices re-opened after winter break. And — despite predictions that families from the now-unaccredited Kansas City, Missouri School District might mob accredited districts demanding admission — things have been relatively quiet so far. One district, for example, received only about 15 phone calls. “We were … Continue reading

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