Archive for Thursday, June 9, 2005

School board to act on recommendation

June 9, 2005

Members of the Basehor-Linwood school board will vote Monday night on whether to accept the District Advisory Council's recommendation on the future of school facilities.

The school board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the board of education meeting room, 155th Street and Parallel Road.

The District Advisory Council is a group of area patrons who have met periodically for the past year and a half to discuss educational issues. One prime area of discussion centered on new facilities to accommodate anticipated student growth.

The plan endorsed by advisory council members is a $23.3 million recommendation. If approved by voters, it would pay for a new elementary school at an undetermined location and expansions and renovations to existing schools in the district.

School officials have said they will wait until at least Sept. 20, the date next year's attendance figures will be finalized, before putting the question in front of voters.

Monday night's meeting will also see the school board honor two retiring members -- Position 4 representative Mike Laffere and Position 6 representative Chris Claflin. Neither board member ran for re-election.

New members Randy Cunningham and Gary Johnson will replace Laffere and Claflin, respectively, during a meeting next month.

In other action, the board is scheduled to vote on:

  • An extra duty stipend for 2004-05.
  • An Apple lease.
  • A milk bid.
  • School lunch program.
  • Lunch prices.
  • Insurance policy renewal.
  • Textbook fees.
  • Program participation fees.
  • A resolution for the destruction of records.
  • Set July meeting date.
  • Resignations.
  • Contracts.

Next week's meeting will conclude with a report from superintendent Jill Hackett and an executive session to discuss the acquisition of property.

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