February 11, 2016

USD 231 board censures member

Debbie Hickman Special to The Gardner News The USD 231 Board Of Education publicly censured veteran board member James Repshire for violating a board ethics policy. Board members specifically cited the work his company, J. R. Electric, performed for the school district as the issue. Board policy in effect at the time Repshire’s company was Continue Reading

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 meeting. However, members refused to speak to media following that meeting, saying an official statement Continue Reading

District hires interim business director, approves Hansen’s departure

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 director. She will be paid a consultant’s fee of $70 per hour on an as-needed Continue Reading

Wheatridge receives gift of classroom equipment

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Gardner Edgerton School Board accepted an $887 gift of science classroom equipment from a Wheatridge Middle School parent on Nov. 14. Christy Ziegler, executive director of educational services, told the board a parent recently contacted Greg Smith, eighth grade science teacher, about donating sensor and probe equipment to benefit the science Continue Reading