September 2, 2015

Gardner Edgerton Chamber to host candidate forums

The Gardner-Edgerton Chamber of Commerce will host a series of candidate forums in the lead-up to the April 7 General Election. Three separate forums will feature candidates for Gardner City Council, Edgerton City Council and the USD 231 Board of …

USD 231 board censures member

Debbie Hickman
Special to The Gardner News
The USD 231 Board Of Education publicly censured veteran board

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

A copy of one of several checks the school district wrote to school board member James Repshire.

member James Repshire for violating a …

School board terminates superintendent, other administrators

A narrow majority of the Gardner Edgerton School Board voted to terminate the superintendent, Bill Gilhaus; the executive director of education services, Christy Ziegler; and the executive director of human resources and administrative services, Lana Gerber. The same narrow majority, …

School finance director’s status uncertain

Danedri Thompson
Despite confirmation last month that Eric Hansen, USD 231 finance and business director, is no longer with the district, members of the board of education apparently have yet to approve of his termination or resignation at a …

GE school board candidates discuss issues

Amy Cunningham
Two candidates will face off for a seat on the Gardner School Board on April 5 when incumbent Mary Herbert will face newcomer Clint Newell to retain her seat on the board.
The Gardner News asked five …

Background checks may be required for school volunteers

Corbin H. Crable

Proposed changes to USD 231’s volunteer handbook have raised concerns among at least one member of the Board of Education.

USD 231 Finance Director Eric Hansen, at the board’s Nov. 15 regular meeting, distributed notes from …

Gardner council, USD 231 board meeting agendas available

The Gardner City Council agenda is available online. Find it here. The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall tonight, Monday, Nov. 15.

Also, meeting tonight, the Gardner Edgerton Board of Education. The district does not always publish …

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 …

School board to donate to Project Graduation next year

Danedri Thompson

School board members directed district staff to set aside $5,000 in next year’s budget to donate to Project Graduation next year. Last year, due to budget constraints the district was unable to donate funds to the annual …