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July School Board Reports — Week 4

Seven local school boards met last week. Kansas De Soto School District Highlights: Overseeing construction funded by school bonds approved by district voters. Reviewing proposed budget for 2012-13 school year. Announcement of public budget hearing scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. Overseeing contractor study of district enrollment and school boundaries, which should be … Continue reading

If it’s July 1, it must be … time to protect teachers’ constitutional rights again

Today is July 1, the deadline for public school districts in Missouri to comply with a particular requirement of the state’s new Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. And — despite the fact that it’s usually a good thing for districts to comply with the law — there’s a problem. Pretend you’re a high school teacher, … Continue reading

Policy Changes & Proposed Budget on Agenda for Liberty School Board This Evening

Liberty School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items – such as contracting for Braille services and setting school start times — board members have a full schedule. They will review a budget proposal and consider suggested district policy changes. District administrators will suggest changes and additions to a long list … Continue reading

Proposed Budget & Policy Changes on Center School Board Agenda This Evening

Center School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as purchasing computers and SMART Boards– board members will review  a budget proposal and consider changing some district policies. Superintendent Bob Bartman will recommend that the board approve the budget he is proposing for the coming school year. According … Continue reading

Police Report, Policy Changes & Proposed Budget on Platte County School Board Agenda

Platte County R-3 School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, June 21, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as declaring typewriters to be surplus property and overseeing bids for bleacher replacement — board members will have a full evening. They will review a preliminary budget for the coming academic year, consider changing district policies … Continue reading

“Short-Term Storm of Deficit Spending” Proposed for Excelsior Springs School District

The Excelsior Springs School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items – such as negotiating an agreement to work with the Clay County Health Department in administering vaccines during public health emergencies and a contract for repair of the high school stadium press box — board members had a full schedule. They considered … Continue reading

Raytown Superintendent Proposes Deficit Budget for 2012-13 School Year

Raytown School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as electing a board secretary and learning about in-school and out-of-school suspensions — board members heard a report about the district’s energy savings program, considered policy changes and began formulating the budget for the new school year. Despite the fact … Continue reading

Policy Changes on Agenda for Raymore-Peculiar School Board

Raymore-Peculiar School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as selecting milk and bread suppliers for next year and hearing an enrollment analysis — board members will consider changing district policies. All policy changes under consideration tonight are in response to the state’s new Amy Hestir Student Protection … Continue reading

District Policies to Comply With New State Law on Agenda for Raytown School Board Tonight

Raytown School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as accepting a gift of two boxes of hair color for the career center and renewing a contract with a drug-testing vendor, board members will consider revising district policies. According to the Missouri School Boards’ Association … Continue reading

Possible First Amendment Rights Violations: Teachers Association Concerned About Districts Enforcing New Policies

Districts are beginning to enforce their new electronic communications policies, and the Missouri State Teachers’ Association (MSTA) is concerned about possible First Amendment rights violations. “We have heard reports of educators already being suspected of violations,” according to an MSTA blog post. “Some of the violations are personal Facebook posts that are controversial or political … Continue reading

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