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USD 383 Board of Education, April 1, 2020

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board approved the waiver application to the Kansas Dept. of Education for the district’s Continuous Learning Plan for the remainder of the school year. The waiver application requested an exemption from the number of attendance hours … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, March 18, 2020

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board spent the bulk of the meeting discussing the impact of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) and Gov. Kelly’s order that all schools would be closed for the remainder of the semester. Dr. Marvin Wade, Superintendent, reminded … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, March 13, 2020

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Note: The observer was unable to attend the meeting in person, and the school district’s live video broadcast wasn’t working. These notes are based on live online updates provided by the school district. The Board of Education … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Jan. 22, 2020

The meeting began with the swearing in of the newly elected board members, including new members Kristin Brighton and Brandy Santos, and returning board members Curt Herrman and Darell Edie. The board elected Karla Hagemeister as board president and Jurdene … Continue reading

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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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