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Park Hill School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, March 28

Park Hill School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, March 28. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of the agenda were: A “Demographic Profile” report projecting increasing enrollment resulting in a need for building new schools about eight years from now; A report on development of next year’s budget projecting no change in property tax … Continue reading

Liberty School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 25

Liberty School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, March 25. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of the agenda were: Proposed revision of district policy governing “School Board Ballot Issues“ Unanimous approval of the Northland Advanced Career Studies Program “Memorandum of Understanding” and “By-Laws” A stadium committee report proposing a new $8 million stadium at … Continue reading

Grandview Election Results: Voters Approve $9 Million in School Bond Debt, Select Two School Board Candidates

Preliminary results are in from the Jackson County Election Board and the Kansas City Election Board. Voters have approved Grandview School District’s request to take on an additional $9 million in school bond debt. In addition, incumbent Cindy Bastian retained her seat, and voters elected newcomer Michelle Shackelford to the Board of Education. ___________________________________________________ Read … Continue reading

Grandview Residents to Vote on $9 Million in Bond Debt, School Board Candidates

Voters in the Grandview School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Four candidates — including one incumbent — are campaigning for two open seats. In addition, voters will decide whether to allow the district to take on an additional $9 million in school bond debt. Candidates The incumbent is Cindy … Continue reading

Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on implementation of the new national Common Core State Standards, which Kansas has adopted A report on plans to offer preschool to three-year-old district residents beginning next fall Considering a proposal to sponsor … Continue reading

Basehor-Linwood Board of Education to Meet Monday Evening

The Basehor-Linwood School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. Four action items are on the agenda. The board will be considering a request from the Basehor-Linwood Historical Society, building-level administrative contract renewals as well as other contracts and resignations. In addition, the board will be considering an additional Schools for Fair Funding assessment. … Continue reading

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Kansas State Board of Education Hears Details of Governor’s School Finance Proposal

This morning, the Kansas State Board of Education heard details of the school financing formula Gov. Sam Brownback plans to propose to the state legislature when it convenes in January. “Thank you for eliminating some of the original parts of the formula that were so controversial,” Board Member Jana Shaver told Brownback’s policy director, Landon … Continue reading

Kansas School Superintendents Approve Legislative Positions

Yesterday, the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association published their legislative positions for the 2011-2012 school year. Unanimously, the superintendents chose to support the following: Finance — It is a function of the state of Kansas to equitably finance the public schools at a level equal to or greater than the current law. Personnel — We support … Continue reading

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