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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...

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...

As spring rolls around and KSDs mask-recommended policy takes effect,  many have stopped wearing masks.

Masks: to wear or not to wear?

Owen Spiegel, news writer March 18, 2022

The era of mask requirements is, for the moment, over. KSD's mask-required policy was replaced with a looser mask-recommended policy. The decision has changed the face of the school and arrives at a time...

On February 9, the BOE  discussed the Safe Return to School plan, new laptops, curriculum and library media.

BOE discusses implementation of mask-recommended policy, approves laptop refresh purchase, reviews curriculum and library media

Sim Khanuja and Coco LeGrand February 10, 2022

KSD superintendent, Dr. David Ulrich, said if numbers of COVID cases are lowering and look safe, KSD would move back to implementing a mask-recommended environment no sooner than Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the...

The KSD Board of Education moved their bi-weekly meeting to an online setting in wake of a phone call that the Kirkwood Police Department received, insinuating the occurrence of illegal activity during the BOE meeting, Monday, Jan. 24.

BOE approves class of 2026, Pioneer Pathways principals, moves forward with plan for library monitorship

Khadija Khan and Owen Spiegel January 25, 2022

The KSD Board of Education moved their bi-weekly meeting to an online setting in wake of a phone call that the Kirkwood Police Department received, insinuating the occurrence of illegal activity during...

KSD will be mask-recommended, not mask-required, beginning second semester.

BOE approves mask-recommended policy for second semester

Nicholas Whittington, Lila Shepard, and Audrey Turley December 14, 2021

At the BOE meeting on Monday Dec. 13, Superintendent David Ulrich presented his Safe Return to School Plan for board members to discuss and vote on. This plan outlined a mask-recommended policy for KSD...

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