Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2003

School board fills 2 vacancies

October 16, 2003

The Basehor-Linwood School Board officially filled vacancies at two primary positions within the school district during its meeting Monday, Oct. 13.

Mike Laffere, a long-time Basehor resident, took his seat on the school board Monday night, filling board position No. 4. Laffere's appointment was created by the resignation of former board member Ron Owen, who resigned in June for personal reasons.

Laffere, a former member of the Basehor Planning Commission, will fill the remainder of Owen's term, which expires in June 2005.

Also approved by the school board Monday night was the appointment of Linda McFarlane to become the permanent principal at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

The vacancy at the elementary school was created by the resignation of former principal Tom Sack, who resigned after he acknowledged that he failed to follow testing protocol during state assessment tests last spring.

McFarlane is a former reading specialist at Glenwood Ridge for the last five years.

The school district also announced two other meetings, previously unscheduled, in coming months.

On Monday, Oct. 20 board members will review the Apple Executive Forum, a seminar attended in July. The review will take place at 2:30 p.m.

Training of the districtwide site council will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at Basehor-Linwood High School. The training will be presented by Tom Krebs, a representative from the Kansas Association of School Boards.

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