February 7, 2016

Updated: Analysis shows intermodal project net loss for GE District

It’s a different story for the school district. The school district will lose approximately 46 cents for every dollar it must spend education additional students generated from the project.

Editorial: School taxpayers have most to lose from intermodal

We hate to say, “we told you so.” But at this point we’re going to have to make an exception and say it: We told you so. The intermodal project will benefit the state, the county, Johnson County Community College, and the local fire district. Peripherally, Edgerton will see a cost advantage as well. Gardner Continue Reading

Summer food program off to good start

The Summer Food Program, located at Gardner Elementary, began on June 7. On the first day, 431 people were served lunch. Since then, between 240 and 250 breakfasts and 425 to 450 lunches have been served each day. The students enrolled in summer school programs at Gardner Elementary are the main participants in the program, Continue Reading

GE District to consider changes to character education

The Character Education programs utilized across the Gardner-Edgerton school district were reviewed by the District Character Education/Safe Schools Committee. A number of programs already in place were scored according to a rubric. In conclusion, the Committee made recommendations that will standardize programs for the 2010-2011 academic year. The new curriculum that will be taught is Continue Reading

GE, SH districts awaiting state aid payments

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com It’s becoming all too common, according to school business directors in Gardner and Spring Hill.  The school districts are waiting for state aid payments that are sometimes more than 30 days late. The Gardner-Edgerton and Spring Hill School Districts are awaiting approximately $5 million in delayed state aid. State wide delayed payments Continue Reading

School districts continue to await delayed state aid payments

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com It’s becoming all too common, according to school business directors in Gardner and Spring Hill.  The school districts are waiting for state aid payments that are sometimes more than 30 days late. The Gardner-Edgerton and Spring Hill School Districts are awaiting approximately $5 million in delayed state aid. State wide delayed payments Continue Reading

SFFF files legal notice of claims against Kansas legislature

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Schools for Fair Funding (SFFF) is moving forward with  plans to sue the state legislature. The lobbying group comprised of Kansas school districts filed a “notice of claims” with the Kansas Senate and Kansas House of Representatives last week. The Gardner Edgerton School District is one of the organization’s 72 member districts. Continue Reading

SFFF files intent to sue state over school funding

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Schools for Fair Funding (SFFF) is moving forward with its plans to sue the state legislature. The lobbying group filed a “notice of claims” with the Kansas Senate and Kansas House of Representatives today. The Gardner Edgerton School District is one of the organization’s 72 member districts. SFFF successfully sued the state Continue Reading

Kyle Wait vaults to top spot at state meet

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Kyle Wait made the most of his final state appearance winning first place in the 5A pole vault with a season best 15’6″ clearance. Wait battled back from a nagging injury to top the 5A field. Teammate Casey Bowen also returned from an injury and took second place clearing 15’0″. Continue Reading