Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Bond issue surveys due back to school district next week

April 14, 2005

Basehor-Linwood School District officials report that results from a districtwide survey are still being tabulated. The survey was sent to all school district patrons and attempts to gauge voters opinions regarding a possible $23.3 million bond issue.

Jill Hackett, Basehor-Linwood School District superintendent, asked that patrons please respond to the surveys and mail them to the school district by April 18.

"I want to thank all the community members who have taken the time to honestly share their opinions regarding the $23 million plan thus far," Hackett said. "The results from this survey will truly serve as guidance for the district's future."

The District Advisory Council, a board composed of school district parents, patrons and staff, recently reached a unanimous consensus to endorse the $23.3 million plan. School officials and advisory council members hope to learn whether the community at-large agrees with the possible bond issue.

The bond issue would allow for 1,725 more students. The 2002-03 bond issue proposal, priced at $29.9 million, and which failed at the polls, would have accommodated 1,303 new students. As the school district points out, the difference between the two bond issues is that the plan currently under consideration offers room for 422 more students at approximately $7 million less than in 2002-03.

For more information concerning the possible bond issue, visit the Linwood or Basehor community libraries, any school in the district or the school district's Web site at

Listed below is a recap of the Basehor-Linwood School Board meeting Monday, April 10. The school board:

  • Approved, 6-0, a list of capital outlay projects.
  • Approved, 6-0, a $132,729 bid from Delta Innovative Services.
  • Approved, 6-0, the renewal of the 2005-06 Kansas Association of School Boards membership at a cost of $8,290.
  • Approved, 6-0, renewing membership in the Kansas Association of School Boards legal assistance fund at a cost of $1,100.
  • Approved, 6-0, the 2005-06 school handbooks.
  • Approved, 6-0, an additional $200 for resource materials in the Parents-As-Teachers program.
  • Approved, 6-0, a revised district technology plan.
  • Approved, 6-0, journal entries in the amount of $128,104 from the contingency reserve fund to correct employee health benefits liability accounts.
  • Approved, 6-0, a school board policy regarding meeting attendance.
  • Approved, 6-0, a Basehor-Linwood High School forensics team trip to Milwaukee.
  • Approved, 6-0, the retirements of: Glenna Florence, food service and printing director at the school district office, and Joyce McMillen, bookkeeper and principal's secretary at Basehor-Linwood High School.
  • Approved, 6-0, the following resignations: Kim Palcic, first-grade teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School; Erin Schuler, first-grade teacher at GRES; Donnie Lemley, instrumental music teacher; Jacqueline Kreider, art teacher; Kelly Cranor, assistant football coach at Basehor-Linwood Middle School and Melissa Inman, music teacher.
  • Approved, 6-0, non-renewal of contract for Mardy Robinson, head girls basketball coach at BLHS.
  • Approved, 6-0, letters of employment and contracts for: Trent Richardson, BLHS custodian; Curtis Westbrook, instrumental music teacher; Jayne Hopkins, reading specialist at GRES; Tami Holtus, head girls basketball coach at BLHS and Sarah Seifert, first-grade teacher at GRES.

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