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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...

Dr. Seth Harrell has been announced as the new KHS principal.

Seth Harrell announced as new KHS principal Jan. 24

Ian Reno, news editor January 24, 2023

Dr. Seth Harrell was announced as the new KHS Principal on the morning of Jan. 24. Harrell is currently the principal of Jackson High School (JHS) where he has served since 2016. He will replace KHS Principal...

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 Aside from the “behind the scenes” topics, issues such as outdated policies and transfer students were addressed...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...

On Sept. 12, the BOE hired a new SRO and discussed communication plans for the 2022-2023 school year.

BOE approves new SRO for elementary schools, and discusses 2022-2023 communication plan

Thao-Vi Do and Melly Sands September 14, 2022

During KSD’s Board of Education meeting on Sept. 12, Jean Marie Andrews, BOE President, announced future BOE meetings would be held at the Keating Theater while there is construction at NKMS. The district...

Parents at the Aug. 22 board meeting discussed changing the grass fields to turf

BOE approves new security cameras, liaisions and new health curriculum

Ian Reno and Allie Caffey August 24, 2022

KSD's board meeting on August 22 approved new security cameras for KSD and three security liaisons for KHS to improve security in schools. While also approving the new health curriculum, the 2022-2023...

The KSD BOE discussed their progressions on new elementary and middle school boundary adjustments.

Nov. 29 BOE meeting recap

Elizabeth Riti, Marilynn Steuby, and Ellie Francois December 2, 2021

Multiple community members brought up issues including pornographic material in KHS library books and the history being taught in school, at the Kirkwood BOE meeting held at North Kirkwood Middle School...

The KSD Board of Education (BOE) has approved a financial proposal for the purchase of the J. Milton Turner Building. On June 12, KSD announced their intention to purchase the building to serve as an Administrative Services Center where district offices will be located. 

BOE approves financial proposal for J. Milton Turner Building

Lydia Drake, features writer August 18, 2021

The KSD Board of Education (BOE) has approved a financial proposal for the purchase of the J. Milton Turner Building. On June 12, KSD announced their intention to purchase the building to serve as an Administrative...

Encompass Resolution, the independent group appointed to investigate the climate and culture around the handling of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations within KSD presented its final findings and report at the Board of Education meeting, Monday, June 28. 

Thirty KSD staff members accused of sexual misconduct over five decades, report says

Rachel Finan and Kate Schreiber June 29, 2021

Thirty KSD staff members were accused of sexual misconduct over five decades: four in the 1970s, seven in the 1980s, 10 in the 1990s, four in the 2000s and four in the 2010s, according to a report by independent...

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