Archive for Thursday, September 11, 2003

Board seeks to determine attitudes of community

September 11, 2003

It's a fairly simple answer to a fairly simple question: if you want to know what people in the community are thinking, ask the people in the community.

It's exactly that philosophy behind the formation of a Basehor-Linwood School District advisory council, a committee of local business owners, government leaders, residents and students. The panel will meet for the first time at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at Basehor-Linwood High School.

The committee is the idea of school superintendent Jill Hackett.

"The most common question we're asked is about a possible bond issue," Hackett said. "I think planning for the future with regard to facilities is important, but it's not the only thing we do in this district."

The committee, which will meet periodically throughout the year, will weigh in on such subjects as curriculum, activities and programs in the school district.

"Planning for the future is part of it, but examining curriculum and instructional programs is also important," Hackett said. "What we want to know is where people would like to see us grow and improve."

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