August 31, 2015

School district hires Jeremy McFadden as new finance director

Danedri Thompson
There’s a new finance director at USD 231. Jeremy McFadden, who previously worked for a school district near Wichita, started with the Gardner Edgerton School District on July 2.
The board of education has yet to formally …

District hires interim business director, approves Hansen’s departure

Mark Taylor
The Gardner Edgerton School Board hired Myrna Morrison as interim business and finance director on May 7.
Superintendent Bill Gilhaus said Morrison’s contract is on a “week-to-week” basis as the district seeks a permanent business and finance …

School finance director’s status uncertain

Danedri Thompson
Despite confirmation last month that Eric Hansen, USD 231 finance and business director, is no longer with the district, members of the board of education apparently have yet to approve of his termination or resignation at a …

Finance director no longer with USD 231

Eric Hansen no longer works for USD 231.

Hansen, who worked for the district for more than 15 years, served as USD 231’s finance and business director.

Leann Northway, district communications director, said she could not comment as his departure …

USD 231 officials not happy with reform plan

Mark Taylor
Gardner Edgerton school officials are no fans of Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed school finance reform plan.
Eric Hansen, business manager for the school district, pointed out several of what he considers shortfalls in the finance plan during …

School funding proposals to be discussed at meeting

Gardner Elementary students brush up on their writing skills on the first day of school. School funding is likely to be a hot topic when legislators head back to Topeka in January. File photo

Danedri Thompson
It’s way too …

Bill to allow districts to use unecumbered funds would offer no relief to GE, SH schools

Danedri Thompson

Eric Hansen, Gardner-Edgerton school finance director, is fired up about legislation the Kansas House passed last week. Touted as legislation that will help schools survive through what is likely to be another lean year, the bill would …

USD 231 health insurance costs likely to increase

USD 231 health insurance costs could skyrocket as much as 25 to 30 percent, district officials worry.

According to Eric Hansen, director of business and finance for USD 231, the district’s health insurance claims and usage continues to hover at …

USD 231 tax be to be higher than anticipated

Danedri Thompson

Property tax bills for Gardner Edgerton School District patrons will be higher than advertised thanks to faulty projections school officials received from the county last summer.

School districts are required to build and approve a budget for …

Appraiser: $339k tax error will be corrected

Kimberly-Clark warehouse received tax bills showing 75 percent abatements for the last three years, when they were only approved for 50 percent abatements

Danedri Thompson

The Gardner Edgerton School District should receive a bump in revenue in the near …