Schools and education

Baldwin board establishes blueprint for rewrite of strategic plan
October 6, 2015
The Baldwin school board agreed at a special meeting Saturday to survey district staff, patrons and residents as part of its update of the district’s strategic plan.
Proposed bill would affect Baldwin school board
October 6, 2015
Three members of the Baldwin school board could not have run for their seats if a bill now being considered by an interim legislative committee had been in place when they were elected.
Baldwin school district sees dip in enrollment
September 22, 2015
In a normal year, Monday would have been an important date in the Baldwin school district’s fiscal year. The state has long set aside the date of Sept. 21 as the official date public school districts report their enrollment numbers for school funding purposes. However, this year school districts are being funded through block grants frozen at the level of state funding they received a year ago.
Baldwin school board set special meeting to discuss update of strategic plan
September 22, 2015
While making quick work of its short agenda Monday, the Baldwin school board started the ball rolling on what promises to keep members busy in the months ahead. The board scheduled a work session to discuss an update of the district’s strategic plan for 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The strategic plan was last updated three years ago.
Baldwin Board of Education agenda, Sept. 21, 2015
September 21, 2015
Meeting starts at 6:30 at BESPC
United Way of Douglas County shifts goals for 2015 campaign
September 15, 2015
United Way of Douglas County is taking a fresh approach this year for its annual fall campaign. Colleen Gregoire, United Way of Douglas County vice president and campaign manager, said instead of shooting for a particular dollar goal, the goal of the 2015 campaign, which kicked off Sept. 2, was to increase donors and volunteerism. Locally, the goal is to increase the number of Baldwin City’s donors by 25 percent from 136 contributors to 170.
Pawz Patrol makes rounds of Baldwin schools to reward creative teachers
September 15, 2015
Students in first-year Baldwin High School teacher Andrew Ising’s biology I and college biology classes got word Monday their studies are going to get more interesting.
Greenbush mobile science lab makes first-ever outing at Baldwin City school
September 15, 2015
The message on scientific inquiry she shared with second-graders in Stephanie Ramirez’s classroom Monday at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center had special meaning to Sharon Bertolio.
Baldwin City’s Orchard Lane completing renovation of apartment building
September 8, 2015
Orchard Lane’s oldest apartment building is brighter, more accessible and, most importantly, safer after $500,000 worth of renovations just now wrapping up.
Baldwin HIgh School sees decline in ACT test scores
August 31, 2015
In a reversal of a longtime trend, Baldwin High School Class of 2015 seniors scored below their peers statewide on the ACT college entrance exam. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the district witnessed a “significant drop” on the ACT. The BHS Class of 2015’s composite average score on the test was 21.6 of a possible 36.
Rainbow Experince Preschool offering Baldwin City something new
August 24, 2015
New things happening inside the Rainbow Experience Preschool started with the installation last spring of playground equipment in its back yard. Chelsea Bradbury, Rainbow director, said when the nonprofit preschool began its year last week in conjunction with the start of Baldwin school district’s academic year, it offered an all-day option for the first time.
Baldwin school board agenda for Aug. 17
August 17, 2015
Note: Board meeting starts at 7:45 p.m. rather than the normal 6:30 p.m. The 2015-2016 budget hearing is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, Baker receive LMH wellnes grant
August 5, 2015
Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center and Baker University have each received a $1,250 LMH Summer Spray 5K Community Wellness Grant. Funded by proceeds from the 2014 LMH Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series, these grants complete the three awarded by Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association in the series host communities of Eudora, Tonganoxie and Baldwin City.
Baldwin district new hires launch careers
August 5, 2015
For the nine teacher new hires to the Baldwin district, the school year started Monday. The district had its two-day new teacher orientation Monday and Tuesday for seven new district faculty members and two new teachers with the East Central Kansas Cooperative of Education.
Baldwin school district’s proposed 2015-2016 proposed budget maintains current mill levy
August 4, 2015
The Baldwin school district agreed Monday to publish a proposed 2015-2016 budget that would maintain the district’s current property tax levy of 65.704 mills.