October 23, 2014

USD 230 finalizes school bond information

Mark Taylor
submissions@gardnernews.com

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 …

Assessed valuations bode well for school budgets

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Doug Schwinn, school business director, is keeping his fingers crossed that preliminary assessed property valuations in the Spring Hill School District will hold. Although approximately 75 percent of homes in Johnson County were appraised at stagnant or …

Teachers compete to become losers

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Spring Hill parents and students may notice that they’re seeing less and less of the district’s staff members lately – about 665.9 pounds less, to be exact.

As part of a health and wellness initiative undertaken by …

Pathways leads students to educational opportunities

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com
USD 230 Board members learned that students at Spring Hill High School could have nine additional class options when choosing electives next year.
At Monday evening’s school board meeting, Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructional teacher Michael …

USD 230 debates bond proposal

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

In consideration of a possible upcoming bond issue, on Monday evening the Spring Hill School Board listened to information provided by representatives of the DLR Group, Piper Jaffrey and local citizens.

Andy Anderson, of the DLR Group, …

USD 230 adopts smoking policy for school grounds

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

The Spring Hill School Board struggled to reach a consensus on drafting a new smoking policy for the district. A divided board instead opted to allow smoking in personal vehicles in the school parking lot 30 minutes …

Planning committee makes recommendations to school board

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

In order to meet its long term obligations, school district officials should build a new elementary school, add classroom space at Prairie Creek Elementary School and convert existing space for different use, a representative of the USD …

Local schools could win, lose based on finance tweaks

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There will be winners and losers if the school finance formula is tweaked or rewritten, Gardner Edgerton School District Business Director, Eric Hansen, said.

Whether USD 231 or USD 230 are winners or losers depends on what …

Community discusses long-term planning for USD 230

Amy Cunningham
submissions@gardnernews.com

Spring Hill School District patrons along with school and local officials were invited to share their opinions regarding the future of USD 230 at the third of three scheduled meetings sponsored by the board of education since …

USD 230 to consider smoking policy changes

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Smoking may be banned from Spring Hill School District grounds in the near future. The school board will consider changes to its smoking policy due to the statewide smoking ban which went into effect on July 1.…