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This Week's Issue:August 18, 2016 August 18, 2016


School Board Takes On Packed Agenda

Posted 6/11/2013

Record Staff

On Monday, June 3, USD 460 held a regularly scheduled board meeting.

• Site Council Reports from each building were presented in written form.

• Administrators were present to respond to questions from the Board regarding their monthly reports and the Site Council reports.

Clint Stoppel reported that supplemental assignments for fall activities should all be filled soon.

•   Superintendent Paul Becker updated the Board on legislative action regarding sales and other taxes for the State budget.  Becker noted the sales tax, at 6.5 percent, will raise $7.7 million for the state.

Legislation to prevent implementation of the Common Core Standards (College and Career Ready Standards) in public schools did not pass.

“The Senate voted to get rid of Common Core. The House voted to keep it. We are keeping Common Core. We have been working with curriculum for two years and were already moving toward the new standards,” said Becker.

The district received a refund from KASB Workers Compensation Fund.

Next year, there will be a reduction in USD 460 Title I funding, in the amount of $744.

“Basically, we felt good that that’s all we lost. I thought we could lose $2,000 to $3,000. We get about $70,000 in Title 1 funds. It was a fairly minimal loss,” said Becker.

The auditor will be at USD 460 on June 20 to help close out FY2013.  An end-of-year meeting of the Board will be held June 21, 7 a.m.

An update of summer projects currently in progress was given.

 “Summer projects are moving along. The Pit Stop floor had some water leakage underneath. We are having to do a little more than we thought. They have started on kitchen floor and making good progress and will be done soon. Re-striping parking lot is still on for July,” said Becker.

•  Proposed board of education meeting dates for FY2014 were reviewed. Board members were encouraged to check their calendars for the annual organizational meeting on July 8. 

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