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USD 383 Board of Education, June 5, 2019

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board was provided information about the School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI), which would involve the district’s partnering with Pawnee Mental Health Services. The initiative is a newer initiative funded by a grant through special education.  Children … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Jan. 16, 2019

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The district’s Facilities and Growth Committee had interviewed several firms for architecture and construction services for the projects associated with the 2018 bond.  The recommendations were presented to the board.  For design services for early learning sites, … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, June 27, 2018

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer During public comment time, Debbie Nuss addressed the board and suggested that a portion of MHS East Campus be used as a center for community social services.  The school board is considering moving ninth graders from East … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, June 6, 2018

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Work session: The focus of the work session was the proposed $130 million bond.  Items in the bond include a new elementary school, expanding the middle schools in order to move 6th graders to the middle school … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, March 7, 2018

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Work session: The work session focused on facilities in terms of what might be considered for a bond.  Dave Colburn mentioned changing the entrances for the middle schools to improve security, and he wondered if there should … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Jan. 17, 2018

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Work session: The work session focused on facility planning and a potential bond issue.  Eric Reid, Asst. Superintendent, discussed the timeline with the board and the scenarios developed by BG Consultants.  Mr. Reid recommended having the general … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Sept. 20, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Work session: Representatives of BG Consultants, who have been developing a facilities’ master plan for the district, provided the board with preliminary information.  The consultants projected that in the next five years, the elementary level will need … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Aug. 16, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board held a public hearing on the proposed budget, and no members of the public addressed the board. The first day of the 2017-18 school year had been Aug. 16, and Eric Reid, Asst. Superintendent, reported … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, July 5, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Board members elected Darell Edie to serve as board president.  Both Curt Herrman and Leah Fliter were nominated for vice-president.  Board members voted by ballot and elected Mr. Herrman to serve.  The board also approved several other … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, June 7, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Lew Faust, Dir. of Business Services, reported on the school finance bill, which passed both the House and the Senate Monday night.  The bill will need to be evaluated by the Supreme Court to determine if it … Continue reading

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