Lynne Hermansen
Special to The Gardner News
In the approximate 30 minute meeting the school board decided the Gardner-Edgerton school district will continue to remain remote for the 2020-21 school year.
Pam Stranahan, superintendent, said the gating criteria was still in the red at 14.7 percent.
She said it was up from 13.5 percent in November.
Stranahan also said she had been working with the State of Kansas on vaccines for school teachers, nurses and administrators.
She said the state ran out of the vaccine and Kansas still has health care workers in need of the vaccine.
“State was hoping for February or March, but there are still health care workers to get to and then nursing homes,” she said.
Stranahan said she sees teachers receiving the vaccine at the end of the school year and Summer.
Stranahan recognized three district Spelling Bee participants. “It is exciting even in the times we are in,” she said.
Stranahan said Gardner-Edgerton was a long time participant in the regional spelling bee.
The three spelling bee participants are fifth grader D’Angelo Davis from Trail Ridge Middle School, seventh grader Elaina Armado from Pioneer Ridge Middle School and eighth grader Ashton Lang from Wheatridge Middle School.
A presentation for the new PowerSchool Student Parent Portal was given. The portal will give students and parents access to attendance, grades, assignments, bulletins and more.