August 30, 2015

Board replacement statute unclear on appointment process

Danedri Thompson

Kansas statute doesn’t clearly spell out a step-by-step process for replacing school board members, although K.S.A. 25-2022  states a notice shall be published in the newspaper  “when a vacancy occurs.”

To date, Shelta Collins has officially resigned, …

Common sense will serve new school board members well

Common sense will serve newly-elected public officials well. But newly-minted officials at the school board, who stepped into their roles at a July 15 meeting, were offered a carrot and a stick during their first USD 231 Board of Education …

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 …

New USD 231 schools named

Danedri Thompson

USD 231’s newest schools will be called Grand Star Elementary and Trail Ridge Middle School.

School board members selected the names during a board meeting last week. They were forwarded two names for each school. The other …

GE school board expected to approve interim finance director tonight

The school board is likely to approve an interim business and finance director during tonight’s meeting.
Board members will be asked to approve Myrna Morrison, a financial consultant with more than 35 years of school finance experience.
The USD 231 …

School board unveils $72.8 million bond issue package

Mark Taylor
Patrons of the Gardner Edgerton School District may be asked to vote on a $72.790 million bond issue early next year.
Superintendent Bill Gilhaus gave school board members a sneak preview of the bond package, which proposes …

USD 231 to offer online enrollment

Corbin H. Crable

Starting June 13, USD 231 families will have a new option to enroll their students online for the upcoming academic year.

Educational Services Director Christy Ziegler made a presentation to the Board of Education at the …

Board members agree to event fee increase

Although students have paid an additional $1 to attend events at Gardner Edgerton High School in the past year, parents now will actually pay less to attend those same events, thanks to action taken by the Board of Education.

Board …

USD 230 finalizes school bond information

Mark Taylor

The Spring Hill School Board is shifting its bond issue campaign into high gear.

During a March 28 special meeting, the board reviewed the scope of the proposed bond issue projects as well as informational materials to …

USD 231 unveils plans for new school buildings

Editor’s Note: The attached master plan for new schools is an updated version of the one seen here previously.

Masterplans Option 2B

Danedri Thompson

School officials asked Gardner City Council members to commit to partially fund infrastructure for …