School board members learn more about virtual school
Basehor-Linwood school board members learned a little bit more about the district’s virtual school at its meeting Monday night.
Basehor-Linwood High School and Basehor-Linwood Virtual School teachers Doug Earnhart and Michelle Vielhauer showed board members some of the teaching videos, assignments and websites that are used in the virtual school’s curriculum. BLVS is one of about 90 virtual schools in Kansas, but unlike some of the programs, BLVS is run through the local district and taught by the district’s teachers.
Also at the meeting, board members:
• Heard from Superintendent David Howard, who announced that four students completed technical education programs, and the district will be awarded $1,000 per student from the state. He also announced that the First State Bank and Trust ATM is set up in the sports foyer and is available for use whenever the building is open.
• Approved clarifications to the district’s out-of-state travel policy.
• Approved the five-year professional development plan.
• Approved the 2013-14 Negotiated Agreement. Teachers had approved the plan in a 99 to 5 vote.
• Approved a revision to the contract renewal with OPAA.
• Approved 2013-14 classified staff and administrative salary proposals.
• Approved the appointments of Erik Jones, elementary physical education; Alyson Coy, BLHS English; Jeff Vestal, BLHS baseball; Colleen Williams, custodian; Steve Farris, custodian; James Faris, custodian; and Stephanie Price, custodian.
• Approved the resignations of Rebecca Matthews, BLHS English; Steve Crable, custodian; Steve Massing, food service; Gwen Smith, food service; Kylie White, Linwood Elementary School kindergarten; and Andrea Herbster, BLVS office assistant.
• Approved the terminations of Rick Jennings and William Osborn, custodians.
• Set a fiscal year-end meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the district offices.