July 29, 2015

USD 230 to consider smoking policy changes

Danedri Thompson

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.…

Spring Hill district to lower mill rate

Danedri Thompson

The Spring Hill Board of Education approved an $32 million budget that includes a slight mill level decrease during a meeting and budget public hearing on Monday night. The slightly reduced mill rate – from 66.561 last …

SH school district approves contract with city for SRO services

Danedri Thompson

School board members approved a contract between the city and the school district that hires a Spring Hill Police Department officer to serve as a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district, but Max Stausbaugh, board member, …

University updates

Two Edgerton residents earned bachelor’s degrees from Baker University in May. Emily Chmidling and Ryan Highfill both earned Bachelor of Science degrees from Baker’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1858, Baker was the first four-year university in the …

GE, SH districts awaiting state aid payments

Danedri Thompson

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 …

Spring Hill FFA ag issues take 2nd at state

Members of the Spring Hill Future Farmers of America Agricultural Issues team took second place in a state competition. The squad competed earlier this month at Kansas State University.

The contest requires students to select an ag issue and create …

USD 230 launches new website

The Spring Hill School District launched a new website, www.usd230.org, last week. The new site includes a new district logo, easy navigation, media galleries and school information. It also allows teachers, coaches and administrators to share student achievements and …

USD 230 drops a day for summer hours

School offices and buildings will be closed on Fridays this summer. USD 230 administrators and staff will work a summer schedule in order to trim costs to the district. Starting June 1, district buildings will be open from 7 a.m. …