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November School Board Meetings — Week 5

The Missouri State Board of Education and five local school boards met during the fifth week of November. Kansas Kansas City Highlight: Reviewed proposed platform for 2013 session of the state legislature. Shawnee Mission Highlights: Unanimously voted to approve a report on the district’s annual fiscal audit. Considered re-adopting a district policy governing the “School … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 4

Three local school boards met during the fourth week of November. Kansas Turner Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance. Missouri Center Highlights: Announced that candidates may file to run for election to the school board starting Tuesday, Dec. 18, and ending Tuesday, Jan. 15. Heard a report about the new national Common Core Standards, which Missouri … 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

November School Board Meetings — Weeks 1 & 2

Six local school boards met during the first two weeks of November. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Heard an audit report Olathe Highlights: Heard a presentation regarding the new national Common Core Standards for mathematics which are being adopted in the district Heard a report regarding the district’s annual audit for the fiscal year ending June … Continue reading

Election Day 2012

Proposition B: Vote “Yes!”

Those of us who came of age in the hippie era will remember a peace quote: “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” This election cycle in Missouri, we might well paraphrase that … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School Board Candidate: Stephen Himes

Campaigns are underway for the Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education seat in District 2, and election day will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. TheĀ KC Education EnterpriseĀ is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Stephen Himes is one two candidates who … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School Board Candidate: Gunnar Hand

Campaigns are underway for the Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education seat in District 2, and election day will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Gunnar Hand is one two candidates who … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 3

Both state boards of education and eight local school boards met last week. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Discussed educational issues state board members might like to recommend to the 2013 state legislature. Considered establishing a joint council with the Kansas Board of Regents that would meet annually to coordinate action on interests that … Continue reading

MO State Board of Education Approves Tobacco Tax Initiative to Fund Schools

Missouri’s State Board of Education has issued a press release with news of their approval of a proposed new sales tax on tobacco products. This tax would raise funds for public education in the state. Approval came at the board’s June meeting last week in Jefferson City: Missouri State Board of Education Affirms the Healthy … Continue reading

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