December 20, 2014

Former USD 231 director talks technology on TV news

Former Gardner Edgerton School District administrator, Christy Ziegler, appeared on Kansas City’s Fox 4 News on Aug. 13.

The former USD 231 executive director of educational services now serves as the Shawnee Mission School District Director of Technology.

All incoming …

Gilhaus, Gerber, Ziegler to be paid through end of school year

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
USD 231 executive sessions continue to extend further into the evening than they used to. The May 12 board of education meeting was no exception, as an executive session to discuss personnel, negotiations …

Board releases official statement on firing of administrators

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

The Gardner Edgerton School Board released its official statement on the terminations of former administrators Bill Gilhaus, Lana Gerber and Christy Ziegler.

Board members voted to release a statement about the terminations during a March 10 board …

Sutton launches investigation of USD 231 attorney

TopekaRep. Bill Sutton, R-Gardner, is requesting that the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator investigate USD 231 board of education attorney W. Joseph Hatley.

The Kansas Disciplinary Administrator’s Office works under the direction of the Kansas Supreme Court. The administrator reviews …

School board terminates superintendent, other administrators

A narrow majority of the Gardner Edgerton School Board voted to terminate the superintendent, Bill Gilhaus; the executive director of education services, Christy Ziegler; and the executive director of human resources and administrative services, Lana Gerber. The same narrow majority, …

Board approves interim superintendent for USD 231

Christy Ziegler will fill-in for USD 23 1 Superintendent Bill Gilhaus, who is statutorily required to be retired for at least 60-days in order to collect pension funds as well as salary.

He announced his temporary retirement during the May …

Gilhaus resigns at USD 231; re-hired in same meeting

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
School board members accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Gilhaus during a board meeting May 6. His retirement is effective at the end of this school year.
The resignation will be short-lived however.
During the same meeting, …

Revised school boundaries presented at forum

Mark Taylor
Special to the Gardner News
About 30 Gardner Edgerton School District patrons got a sneak peek at proposed attendance boundary revisions during a Jan. 7 public forum at Wheatridge Middle School.
The forum was the first of five …

USD 231 may not respond to future inquiries

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
USD 231 may not devote time to respond to future inquiries from The Gardner News.
That’s the word from Leann Northway, school communications director, in response to requests for comment about stories the newspaper is developing …

GE, SH students hit high marks on state assessment tests

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
For the first time in a decade, state reading and math scores declined in Kansas, but schools in the Spring Hill and Gardner Edgerton school districts continued to show improvement.
Spring Hill earned 31 Standards of Excellence …