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De Soto Election Results: Voters Approve Property Tax Change, Fill Three School Board Seats

Preliminary results are in from the Johnson County Election Office. De Soto School District voters have approved changes to the Local Option Budget, which is funded by property taxes. In addition, Scott Hancock won Position 4 on the Board of Education, and challenger Rachele M. Zade beat incumbent for position 6. Incumbent Dick Dearwester ran unchallenged … Continue reading

De Soto Voters to Fill Three School Board Seats, Decide on Property Tax Change

Voters in the De Soto School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Candidates are vying for two open seats, in addition to one incumbent who is running unopposed. Also, voters must decide whether to approve a measure allowing the district to change the property tax in support of schools. School … Continue reading

Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Feb. 11

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Feb. 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed education funding; A legislative update; A separate report on “LEGISLATIVE ISSUES THAT CAN IMPACT EDUCATION“; A report on the district’s Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO), the measure that has … Continue reading

Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Jan. 14

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Jan. 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An enrollment report, which is important, because state funding is based on district enrollment. A report on what the recent Kansas state court ruling on school finance means for district funding. A proposed resolution … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 4

Eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Gardner-Edgerton Highlight: Supervising projects funded by the sale of $72 million in school bond debt approved by voters earlier this year. Kansas City, Kansas Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Shawnee Mission Highlights: Taking advantage of favorable interest rates to save money for the district by refinancing some … Continue reading

Governor Brownback, Lawmakers Announce Property Tax Reform

This just in from the Kansas governor’s office: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined state lawmakers Friday at a news conference in Wichita to announce legislation that will address concerns of rising property taxes.  The Property Tax Transparency Act will require property tax mill levies to be automatically lowered as property valuations go up.  Local units of government … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 2

15 local school boards met last week. Kansas Basehor Linwood Highlight: Heard financial audit report for fiscal year that ended last summer Blue Valley Highlight: Received a report on the district’s annual financial audit De Soto Highlights: Considered adopting a district policy governing “Energy Conservation” Heard an enrollment report, which showed an increase of 89 students (which … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
Gov. Sam Brownback hasn’t ruled out having Kansas balance its budget by keeping its sales tax at the same rate rather than letting it drop next year as planned. Brownback acknowledged Wednesday that he is anticipating state revenues will dip temporarily because of massive income tax cuts he signed…

Kansas Governor Brownback Forms School Efficiency Task Force

This just in from the Kansas governor’s office: Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Friday the formation of the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force to examine education spending and to develop guidelines on how to get more funding into classrooms where teachers teach and students learn.  Currently only 15 of the 286 school districts in Kansas adhere … Continue reading

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