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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

Most Recent Federal Numbers Show Eight Local Districts Employed More Non-Teachers Than Teachers

If you missed our story, New Study: Number of Administrators Grew Faster Than Number of Students in Kansas & Missouri, you can read it HERE. Curious about how the number of teachers in your district compares with the number of administrators and other non-teaching staff? The most recent statistics available were reported by the public schools … 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

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

The Independence School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Feb. 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Considering approval of a proposed resolution to issue and deliver school bonds; Considering adjusting elementary school boundaries; Hearing a legislative update; and Hearing an update on the remaining projects to be funded by the … Continue reading

January School Board Meetings — Week 2

Eleven local school boards met during the second week of January. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville — Routine responsibilities of governance Kansas City, Kansas Olathe Missouri Belton Blue Springs — routine responsibilities of governance Fort Osage Independence Kansas City — routine responsibilities of governance Liberty North Kansas City … Continue reading

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

The Independence School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 8. From a policy standpoint, some highlights of their agenda were: Considered approving the district’s annual financial audit report. Considered approving a district regulation.  Heard a legislative update. Received an update on projects funded by school bond debt previously approved by voters. ___________________________________________________ Read … 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

Race to the Top District Grants: Five Local Applicants, No Local Finalists

No local districts are among the finalists for the latest round of federal Race to the Top grants. Five districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area were on the applicant list. Three Missouri districts outside the metro area are on the list of 61 finalists announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education. No Kansas … 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

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

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