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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

Local Districts, Students Will Absorb the Impact If Congress Jumps Off the Fiscal Cliff

If you missed our post earlier this week about how a leap off the fiscal cliff could affect public education in Kansas and Missouri, please click HERE. Earlier this week, the KC Education EnterpriseĀ asked all 28 local districts about the impact sequestration would have on their budgets if the U.S. Congress decides to jump off … 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

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 1

Four local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlights: Routine responsibilities of governance Olathe School District Highlights: Heard a report on enrollment (important, because state funding is based on these figures) Heard report on construction projects funded by the sale of school bond debt approved by voters HiredĀ a real estate broker to assist … 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

September School Board Reports — Week 1

Three local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs Highlights: Received information the district’s semiannual debt-service payment for school bonds and interest Turner Highlights: Approving $25,000 to purchase novels for grades 4-12. “[I]n grade levels with iPad accessibility electronic books were selected. It is also necessary to purchase books at the high school level … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 2

Six local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Reviewing proposed budget for the 2012-13 school year Gardner Edgerton Highlights: Receiving an update on projects funded by school bond sales approved by voters Considering revising facility usage policies Reviewing proposed budget for 2012-13 school year Considering approval of City of Gardner excise tax … Continue reading

June School Board Report — Week 4

There were 12 school board meetings in the Kansas City-metropolitan area last week. Click on the district name to see their meeting agenda: Belton School District Agenda items of note: District policy Preliminary budget for 2012-13 fiscal year Superintendent’s report included information about school bus inspections Center School District Agenda items of note: District policy … Continue reading

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