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Blue Valley School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

Blue Valley School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Filling a vacant position on the board by appointment. According to the district’s Board Briefs for their March meeting: The Board appointed Stacy Obringer-Varhall to fill the vacant Northwest District Board of Education Position 5 … Continue reading

Piper School District Searching for New Superintendent

Piper School District has a “Help Wanted” sign out for a new district superintendent. Superintendent Steve Adams announced his retirement earlier this month, issuing the following statement: The time has come for me to step away from my position as superintendent of schools at the conclusion of the current contract year, effective June 30. This … Continue reading

Raymore-Peculiar School Board Hires New Superintendent

This just in from the Raymore-Peculiar School district: Their Board of Education has selected Kari Monsees to succeed Jeff Kyle as superintendent. Monsees is an assistant superintendent and chief financial officer of the Wentzville School District in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He will step into his new job when Kyle retires at the end … Continue reading

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

August School Board Reports — Week 5

Five local school boards met last week. Kansas Shawnee Mission School District Highlights: Approving changes to the district policy governing acceptable use of the computer network and internet access and another governing public gifts and donations to schools. Considering proposed changes to three other policies. One governs school-based child-care administration, and two others govern reports … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 4

Nine local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlights: Routine but necessary responsibilities of governance Gardner-Edgerton Highlights: Held a public budget hearing and considered approving a budget for the 2012-13 school year Lee’s Summit Highlights: Hearing an enrollment report from Superintendent David McGehee. Public school funding depends on enrollment, and the final enrollment … Continue reading

Help Wanted: New Superintendent for Raymore-Peculiar School District

Because their superintendent has resigned, the Raymore-Peculiar School District’s board of education will be searching for someone to replace him. Superintendent Jeff Kyle submitted his letter of resignation yesterday, saying he intends to retire at the end of the school year that starts next month. And the board announced his resignation during their meeting last … Continue reading

Superintendent’s Contract & Policy Changes on Agenda for Shawnee Mission School District This Evening

Shawnee Mission School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as reviewing construction change orders and spending $49,000 to hire a lobbyist — board members had a full evening. They considered renewing the superintendent’s contract and changing district policies. Superintendent Gene Johnson’s contract was up for renewal this … Continue reading

Platte County R-3 Tax Levy: Voters Said “No.” What’s Next?

Earlier this week, voters turned down the Platte County R-3 school district’s request for an increased tax levy. School administrators said the levy was necessary to pay for expansion to make room for a growing number of students. “We asked the voters a question, and they have given us an answer,” Superintendent Michael Reik said … Continue reading


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