Board ReCap – May 1, 2020

Board ReCap – May 1, 2020

Click here to read a PDF version of this ReCap. Special Meeting Board Discussion The special meeting was held to discuss and take possible action regarding Administrative contracts.  After much discussion the following action was taken: The Board will review annually in January the forms for all administrative contracts as well as benefit packages. Any contract outside of the parameters set in January shall be brought to the Board for approval. Fully signed contracts will be provided to the Board for review. During the review of salary schedules and benefit packages in January 2021, the Board will discuss that the payment of…
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Board ReCap – April 28, 2020

Click here to download a PDF of this ReCap. Board Updates Budget Update – Dennis Covington, Chief Financial Officer, updated the Board on theCoronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which was enacted on March 27, 2020, and included Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds for K-12 schools. These ESSER grants will provide school districts with emergency relief funds to address the impact COVID-19 has had on elementary and secondary schools. Graduation 2020 – Sharita Hutton, Director of Communications, reported on Graduation 2020. The Board approved moving forward with the proposed plan for our high schools to…
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Board ReCap – April 14, 2020

Community Comment Policy Amended A temporary amendment to Board Policy BCBI Public Participation at Board Meetings was approved. Until Board meetings are no longer limited to 10 or less participants, public comments will be submitted to and read by the Board Clerk.  Board Updates Continuous Learning Plan - Lisa Walker, Director of Federal Programs and Grants, and Matthew Andersen, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, updated the Board on the first week of online learning. The CLP Summary Waiver was approved by the Kansas State Board of Education. Meal Distribution – Josh Mathiasmeier, Director of Nutritional Services, gave a report on…
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Board ReCap – March 31, 2020

Board ReCap – March 31, 2020

Click here to download a PDF version of this ReCap. Reports of the Superintendent Lisa Walker, Director of Federal Programs and Grants, and Matthew Andersen, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, presented the Continuous Learning Plan and CLP Summary Waiver.  The Board voted to add a statement to both documents requiring the Continuous Learning Plan, including contact numbers to obtain additional information, be distributed to each district household in the home language by US mail.  Also added, was the requirement that on or near May 1 a satisfaction survey will be distributed for feedback on how the CLP is working.  The…
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Board ReCap – March 18, 2020

Board ReCap – March 18, 2020

Click here to download a printable PDF of this ReCap. Update on Continuing Work with State and Local Officials Dr. Foust, shared with the Board H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  He updated the Board on the following: Governor closed all schools in Kansas for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Until April 6, 2020, the district is operating with essential personnel only. Many are working from home. Staff is working on curriculum for students to do at home. Working with Sprint and Spectrum for WiFi access for all students. Meeting with health officials and KSDE daily. Board…
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Board ReCap – March 10, 2020

Board ReCap – March 10, 2020

Click here to download a printable PDF of this ReCap. Recognition and Awards Christal Watson, Director of the KCK Schools Foundation for Excellence, announced the 2019-2020 Reasons to Believe Recipients. KCK Public Libraries Carol Levers, Director of Libraries, updated the Board on the public libraries including a report on adult winter reading program. Reports of the Superintendent The board: Approved professional services agreement with RSP & Associates for demographer services to assist in the reassignment of students to alleviate overcrowding at New Chelsea Elementary School, the opening of the new West Park Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year, and…
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Board ReCap-February 25, 2020

Board ReCap-February 25, 2020

Click here to download a printable PDF of this ReCap. Recognition and Awards The board recognized: Students of the Month for February 2020 - Ayelet Miron Garcia, Morse ECC, Jessy Rodriguez, Caruthers Elementary School, Sasha Dodds, Rosedale Middle School, Kendon McClain II, Washington High School. Employee of the Month for February 2020 - Jennifer Spurgeon, bus driver. Check Presentation The board accepted a check for $35,000 from the Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation in support of Mind-UP curriculum grant. Community Partnership Reports District Attorney Mark Dupree updated the board on the educational partnership between his office and students from KCKPS.…
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Board ReCap – February 11, 2020

Board ReCap – February 11, 2020

Click here to download a printable PDF of this ReCap. Welcome and Update Yolanda Thompson, Principal, welcomed the board, district staff and community to F. L. Schlagle High School. She gave an update on student enrollment, attendance and ACT scores. It was also reported that the suspension rate at Schlagle has dropped from 34.9% last year to 24% this year.?? She attributed it to the hard work of the behavior health team. Two students shared their success stories. Bond Refinance The board approved 2020-A and 2020-B Bond Series Resolutions to refinance existing bonds. Dennis Covington, Chief Financial Officer, and Dustin…
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Board ReCap – January 28, 2020

Board ReCap – January 28, 2020

Click Here to download a printable PDF version of the Board ReCap. Bond Update Dennis Covington, Chief Financial Officer, and Lee Moore, JE Dunn, shared with the board the KCK Bond Budget Tracking Report, Outreach and Bid Results, and photos of current bond projects Carl B. Bruce Middle School, Lowell Brune and West Park elementary schools. Matters of the Public Libraries Carol Levers, Director of Libraries, updated the board on Black History events to be featured at the public libraries during February.?? The board approved the Library HR Report, Payment of Bills and Turner Library Quarterly report. Trauma Informed and…
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Board Highlights for June 25, 2019

The Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education approved a strategic planning proposal presented by Greenway Strategy Group to work with the school district on a strategic plan. The Greenway Strategy Group offers a unique approach to strategic planning that includes analysis, strategy design, action planning and monitoring. The Atlanta-Ga., company utilizes collaborative, facilitative approaches in the strategy design and action planning phases, to ensure stakeholder support and organizational capacity for implementation. Greenway designs comprehensive strategic plans including all phases, and also supports organizations in individual phases such as building action plans or monitoring processes. "The strategic plan will help us…
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