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Lee’s Summit Superintendent Explains Impact of Proposition B Failure on School Funding

Missouri voters recently rejected Proposition B, a sales tax on tobacco products, which would have provided some funding for public schools. David McGehee, superintendent of the Lee’s Summit School District, has published a blog post describing the effect the rejection of this proposition means to funding in his district and others. To read his post, … Continue reading

Lee’s Summit Superintendent Voices Opinion About State Tax Credits & Public Education Financing

Since the beginning of the Great Recession, the state of Missouri has not been able to fully finance the School Funding Formula as required by law. Superintendents and school boards have had to become creative with ideas about how to pay for public education. David McGehee, superintendent of the Lee’s Summit School District, has published … Continue reading

Policy Changes on Agenda for Lee’s Summit School Board

The Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda — such as giving student organizations permission to contract with fireworks stands to hold fundraising activities and awarding construction contracts — board members will consider approving new district policies and revising existing ones. Usually board members take at … Continue reading

Phyllis Balagna Receives One-Year Appointment to Lee’s Summit Board of Education

She graduated from Lee’s Summit High School, later taught there and now is the newest member of the Lee’s Summit Board of Education. Last night, the board appointed Phyllis Balagna to fill the seat vacated by a member who moved out of district. Annette Braam’s resignation came too late for her seat to be included on … Continue reading

Three to Take Oath of Office During Lee’s Summit Board of Education Meeting Thursday Evening

The Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such signing a three-year agreement with a vending company and declaring surplus property, the board has a full schedule. They will revise policies, refinance bond debt and swear in three new members. According to the Missouri … Continue reading

Lee’s Summit Board of Education Meeting

The Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education met Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such approving a summer driver’s education program and declaring surplus property, board members had a full schedule. One significant agenda item was discussion of who might receive an appointment to fill the open seat on the Board of … 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

Lee’s Summit Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda such paying the bills and considering a request to hold a community dance event at a district high school, board members have a full schedule this evening. Among other business, they will hear a report from Superintendent David … 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

Lee’s Summit Seeking Applicants for Open Seat on Board of Education

Interested in serving on the Lee’s Summit Board of Education? They now have an opening for a new member to serve a one-year term starting this spring. Yesterday, the board accepted a letter of resignation from Annette Braam, who is moving out of district. Her first three-year term on the board was from 2002-2005, and … Continue reading

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