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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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USD 383 Board of Education, Jan. 4, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board was provided with an update by BG Consultants, which is the firm that was hired to help the district with long-range facility planning.  The consultants are in the information gathering and analysis phase of the … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Dec. 7, 2017

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board held a discussion about the MHS mascot.  Marcia Rozell, board president, began the discussion by saying she was thankful for how the public input forum had gone on Nov. 30. Dave Colburn started the discussion … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Nov. 30, 2016

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board held a public input forum to receive comments about the MHS mascot.  Board members listened to comments and made none themselves.  The board will vote on whether or not to change the mascot during its … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Nov. 16, 2016

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board was provided with information about the district’s annual financial audit, which was prepared by Varney and Associates.  Michelle Crow, with Varney and Associates, gave the district’s finances a “clean bill of health” and didn’t have … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Nov. 2, 2016

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board received a report on the Manhattan Virtual Academy, which is in its third year of being run independently by USD 383.  Enrollment for full-time students was up, but enrollment for part-time students was down.  Due … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Oct. 19, 2016

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer The board was provided with information about secondary math “compaction” for advanced students.  In the past, students who were advanced in math might skip a grade or a course.  An issue that has arisen with skipping is … Continue reading

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USD 383 Board of Education, Oct. 5, 2016

Kathy Dzewaltowski, observer Board president Marcia Rozell explained the proposed format for the public forum on the MHS mascot scheduled for Nov. 30.  She said it will be similar to a caucus.  There will be four groups, which will each … Continue reading

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