Archive for Thursday, April 13, 2006

Curriculum revisions continue in district

April 13, 2006

In an on-going effort to align curriculum with state standards, the Basehor-Linwood school board Monday approved revisions to the district's health, physical education and fine arts programs.

The board approved the revisions by a unanimous, 6-0 vote. The school district began revising curriculum three years ago.

"Our kids and teachers have the most up-to-date curriculum, which we think (positively) affects our assessment results," said assistant superintendent Bill Hatfield, who called the revisions a "never-ending process."

District leaders implement changes as updates are made in the state standards, Hatfield said.

"We are constantly cycling back through to stay ahead of the game," Hatfield said.

Next month, the school board will vote on revisions to the social studies and driver's education curriculum.

Board member Randy Cunningham was absent from Monday's meeting.

In other action, the board:

  • Scheduled these activities: the Kansas Association of School Board's spring regional on April 24 at Basehor-Linwood High School; Basehor-Linwood High School Academic Awards Banquet on April 27 at the high school; and an end-of-year school board barbecue on May 10 at the high school.
  • Approved, 6-0, a senior class trip on May 12 to Branson.
  • Approved, 6-0, capital outlay list.
  • Approved, 6-0, $10,392 for annual membership fees and dues to Kansas Association of School Boards.
  • Approved, 6-0, legal fund membership and dues to Kansas Association of School Boards.
  • Approved, 6-0, creation of an additional track coach position at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
  • AApproved, 6-0, nominating Bill Sneed, a Topeka attorney and the vice president of the Auburn-Washburn school board, to fill an opening on the Kansas State High School Activities Association's appeal board. Each school board in the second Congressional district has been asked by the Auburn-Washburn district to support Sneed for the appeal board.
  • Approved, 6-0, contracts for Christopher Heatwole, a science teacher at the middle school, and Kelly Bobbitt, a track coach at the middle school.
  • Approved, 6-0, resignations of Deanna Deibert, a third-grade teacher at Basehor Elementary School; Melissa Lytle, a reading teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School; and Susan Eberth, a second-grade teacher at Basehor Elementary School.

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