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MO State Board of Education Approves Tobacco Tax Initiative to Fund Schools

Missouri’s State Board of Education has issued a press release with news of their approval of a proposed new sales tax on tobacco products. This tax would raise funds for public education in the state. Approval came at the board’s June meeting last week in Jefferson City: Missouri State Board of Education Affirms the Healthy … Continue reading »

Missouri Supremes Listen to Arguments on November Ballot Issues

Reblogged from 20 Pounds Of Headlines: (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court questioned Monday whether voters should still get a say on a trio of pocketbook initiatives this November if it rules that the auditor didn’t have the authority to estimate the measures’ effect on state revenues. At issue before the seven-member high court are … Continue reading »

Piper School Board to Discuss How to Make Room for a Growing Number of Students

The Piper School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as overseeing personnel changes and considering a donation of softball bat bags, board members have a full schedule. One agenda item will be discussion of how to make room for a growing number of students. Because of … 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 »

Voters Say “No” to Tax Levy Increase in Platte County R-3 School District

Voters in the Platte County R-3 School District this evening refused to approve an increased tax levy to pay for construction to make room for an increasing number of students. In exchange for approving an extra 60-cent tax levy, district administrators promised to expand Pathfinder Elementary, improve the high school, enhance district technology and security … Continue reading »

CORRECTION: No Tax Levy Increase in Platte County School District

UPDATE: As a novice political reporter, I mistook the results from the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners as the complete results. The Platte County R-3 School District educates students from both Clay and Platte counties. I regret any confusion this might create. Please see the story based on the complete election results from the … Continue reading »

Proposition A on Agenda Again at Belton’s Second March Board of Education Meeting

The Belton School District’s Board of Education met for the second time this month on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items, such as overseeing personnel changes and being reminded that graduation day is May 19, board members will hear another bond issue update. The same item was on the agenda of the first meeting this … Continue reading »

Platte County R-3 Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Platte County R-3 School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening, December 15, in a closed executive session at 5:30 p.m. and a regular board meeting at 6:30. The regular board meeting is open to the public. According to the open meeting agenda, the board is planning to consider three action … Continue reading »

Homeless Citizens Eligible to Vote on Liberty Property Tax Issue

The number of homeless people has been increasing across the Kansas City metropolitan area, including in the Liberty Public School District, where voters will decide whether to approve a 43-cent education property tax increase. Even if homeless citizens manage to find transportation to make it to the polls, they may find themselves effectively disenfranchised. Voters … Continue reading »

Set a Good Example for Missouri Students: Register & Vote

If you’re eligible and haven’t registered to vote yet, what are you waiting for? Today’s the deadline for Missourians to register to vote on November 8. One of the reasons taxpayers support public schools is so they will teach students about citizenship, including their rights and privileges as voters. So exercise your right and privilege, … Continue reading »


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