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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 KSD BOE meeting held Monday, Nov. 15, covered curriculum and policy.

BOE reviews algebra curriculum

Ava Tebo, podcast staffer November 19, 2021

Updated math curriculums for middle and high school students, calendar committee adjustments and public policy updates were all discussed at the KSD BOE meeting held Monday, Nov. 15.  During the work...

The KSD BOE received comments from Kirkwood residents about education and literature in libraries and classrooms, as well as continued mask mandates at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 25.

BOE receives public comments, approves District Strategic Communication Plan

Audrey Blaine and Mya Copeland October 26, 2021

The KSD BOE received comments from Kirkwood residents about education and literature in libraries and classrooms, as well as continued mask mandates at their meeting Monday, Oct. 25. The District Communication...

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students.

Tentative plans for KHS return to on-campus learning

Amara Harper and Lydia Cohen October 18, 2020

Dr. David Ulrich, KSD superintendent, announced the administration is planning a return for high school students during a Board of Education meeting Monday, Oct. 12. Ulrich said he would be meeting with...

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.

BOE approves middle school plan, superintendent sets high school return goal for Nov. 9

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 12, 2020

The KSD Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s recommendation for the middle school re-entry plan at a specially scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 12. The plan gives all middle...

KSD will continue providing more information on plans for the fall semester. District properties are still closed.

District update: fall options, graduation, school board and more

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber June 10, 2020

FALL SEMESTER AND SCHOOL EVENTS   KSD is continuing to discuss options for the fall semester, which include the possibilities of online learning, regular attendance or a hybrid of both methods....

A 51-page censure resolution with supporting documents detailing Board Policy violations by Backer was released Tuesday, Feb. 11 by KSD administration.

Backer refutes real estate claims, admits wrongdoing advocating for students with special needs

Ethan Peter and Ally Ortmann February 16, 2020

KSD School Board member Julie Backer admitted she stepped out of line advocating for students with special needs in an interview with TKC, but also provided documents refuting the real estate claims against...

Dr. Michele Condon shared more information about online school and more in an email to TKC.

UPDATE: Dr. Jeff Arnett responds to KSD School Board dispute

Ethan Peter, web editor February 12, 2020

UPDATE: February 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jeff Arnett made an additional statement to TKC about his departure from KSD after being appointed superintendent in 2018: While the approach of one individual...

Last night’s board meeting took a different path as Frost amended the previously distributed meeting agenda, announcing that Backer and the board had agreed on a joint statement of resolution instead Feb. 10.

KSD School Board President Darnel Frost and board member Julie Backer announce joint statement Feb. 10

Ally Ortmann, associate editor February 11, 2020

At the KSD Board of Education meeting Feb. 10, an agenda item set to present a resolution to censure board member Julie Backer was not moved forward. KSD School Board President Darnel Frost amended the...

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