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This article describes the events of the regular BOE meeting, not the closed session in which the principal candidate was presented to the board by Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich.

BOE discusses winter benchmark test scores

Bella Ruzicka and Owen Spiegel January 24, 2023

*This article describes the events of the regular BOE meeting, not the closed session in which the principal candidate was presented to the board by Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich. For information on...

The fall 2022 benchmark data showed that seventh and eighth grade literacy had increased.

BOE discusses middle school “strategic plan update” and curriculum changes

Ava McGovern and Bo Maney January 17, 2023

During the KSD Board of Education held a meeting at Keating theater, Jan. 9, the KSD middle schools shared the fall 2022 middle school benchmarks. They showed how there had been a rise in students' math...

The BOE discussed elementary benchmark grading among a variety of other topics.

BOE discusses elementary benchmark grading

Owen Backer and Alecia Hinrichsen December 7, 2022

At the KSD Board of Education work session on Dec. 5, benchmark data for the elementary schools. The key takeaways from the benchmark data was that students have been gradually improving. In the reading...

BOE plans for a support system and discusses policy plans

Board discusses MTSS plans and delays policy for April 2023 election

Grace Alverson, features writer November 21, 2022

The KSD Board of Education (BOE) held a work session at the Keating Theater in KHS on Nov. 7. The BOE talked about KHS's use of a multi-tiered system of support, or MTSS as early warning system for kids...

Students stand on current KHS fields, which are subject to change moving forward.

BOE approves turf fields

Ava Tebo, web editor October 25, 2022

New turf fields for KHS were approved at the KSD Board of Education meeting Oct. 24. Aside from the “behind the scenes” topics, issues such as outdated policies and transfer students were addressed...

At the KSD BOE meeting on Oct. 10, district committees were proposed and potential changes to BOE protocol were discussed.

BOE discusses 22-23 district committees and protocol changes

Lydia Drake, web editor October 11, 2022

At the KSD Board of Education work session Oct. 10, new district committees and ideas on how to improve overall BOE protocol were discussed. The meeting began with a moment of silence for Andrew Johnson,...

BOE meeting discussed the banning of books over sexually explicit images.

BOE discusses book banning, summer school, class sizes and approves 2022 tax rates

Ian Reno and Natalie Hosto September 29, 2022

At the KSD Board of Education meeting on Sept. 26, there were several public comments in support of KSD librarians, and against the banning of books in the district. Besides the banning of books, the BOE...

The BOE discussed raising tax rates at the Sept. 19 hearing.

BOE discusses raising tax rates

Alli Luth, opinions editor September 20, 2022

At the KSD Board of Education tax rate hearing Sept. 19, Mike Romay, KSD CFO, proposed increasing the residential tax rate 2.4 cents. The rate will be affected by the money KSD has recouped, which was...

Construction and renovations will be taking  place across KSD throughout 22-23.

BOE approves proposal for construction and renovations throughout KSD

Henry Joiner, Maddie Hickman, and Alecia Hinrichsen April 28, 2022

The KSD Board of Education met on Monday, Apr. 25 and approved, Prop R, which will begin multiple construction and renovation projects throughout KSD. Tillman and Westchester Elementary schools are going...

KSD superintendent David Ulrich addresses the BOE at their work session Jan. 10.

BOE discusses the restriction of mature themes in books, additions to curriculum and important upcoming events

Anna Newland, Josie Baker, and Ella Sottile April 21, 2022

On Monday, Apr. 18, the Board of Education passed a motion allowing the district to restrict mature themes in books. Parents will have the ability to decide whether their child can or can’t read certain...

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