February 6, 2016

School district to consider 2012 bond issue

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com If school officials are successful in purchasing land at Waverly Pointe, they won’t have the means to build more practice fields and a parking lot near the high school until they pass a bond issue. According to Gardner Edgerton School District Superintendent, the district can afford to purchase the land right now, Continue Reading

USD 231 interested in land considered for low-income housing

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Although the Gardner Edgerton School District has expressed interest in purchasing more than 21 acres in the Waverly Pointe subdivision near the high school, that doesn’t mean a plan for lower-income housing in the same location will be scrapped. Earlier this month, school board members decided to survey three parcels of land Continue Reading

LETTER TO EDITOR: Paper misrepresented school board’s actions

Ron Ragan USD 231 Board President I believe in truth in journalism so let me set the record straight.  Contrary to the editorial in Wednesday’s edition (July 14), the school district and board did actively participate in discussions regarding the Logistics Park and associated abatements and industrial revenue bonds (IRBs).  Those discussions were held directly Continue Reading

USD 231 employees to receive 1.4 percent pay increases next academic year

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton School District employees will receive pay raises next year. The board of education approved salary increases of 1.4 percent for teachers, staff and administrators. It will be a smaller raise than staff in GE schools are accustomed to. In 2008, the board offered teachers, staff and administrators a 5.3 percent Continue Reading