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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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USD 383 Board of Education, Feb. 15, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Lew Faust, Dir. of Business Services, provided the board with an update on legislation affecting school funding.  The House had passed a tax bill, but the governor has said he won’t sign it.  The tax bill would … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Jan. 18, 2016

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Lew Faust, Dir. of Business Services, provided the board with information regarding the governor’s proposal for school funding.  The proposal called for freezing KPERS at 2016 levels and delaying payments, which amounts to an $89 million deficit. … Continue reading

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