October 7, 2015

Board replacement statute unclear on appointment process

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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, and Tim Rayburn has notified the district of his intent to resign. Neither resignation has Continue Reading

Board members to tour new elementary June 10

School board members will get a sneak peek of the Grand Star Elementary School during the June 10 school board meeting. Board members will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the under-construction elementary building to tour the school. They will head to the board offices where the district is hosting a cake reception for outgoing school Continue Reading

Drovetta to seek second term

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Mayor Dave Drovetta will seek a second term. He announced his intention to seek the position in a Jan. 6 press release. He has served as Gardner’s mayor since 2007, and served on the council for 15 years. He will face council vice president Chris Morrow in the race. To date no Continue Reading