Schools and education

BCRC tweaks start of Baldwin City community center drive
November 23, 2015
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission board will take a step back before pressing forward with its push for a community center.
Baldwin High School students to present classic musical ‘Oklahoma!’
November 17, 2015
Baldwin High School students will perform the musical “Oklahoma!” this weekend, complete with singing, dancing and roping.
Online survey finds academic achievement should be Baldwin school district’s top priority
November 17, 2015
Respondents to an online survey clearly favored academics as the Baldwin school board’s top priority as it updates the district’s strategic plan. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy shared the results of the survey with board members at their Monday meeting. The superintendent said 407 district parents, students, staffers and community members completed the survey from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6.
Baldwin City Recreational Commission representatives update school board on community center project
November 17, 2015
BCRC board set to consider at its meeting Wednesday the hiring of an architect to develop preliminary plans and cost estimates for a community center.
Baldwin school board agenda for Nov. 16
November 16, 2015
Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center
Baldwin school district asking community to complete online survey
November 2, 2015
Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy is hoping twice as many students, district staffers, parents and patrons will complete an online survey on district priorities before midnight Friday.
Baldwin Education Foundation seeks players, sponsors for Bunko night
October 22, 2015
The Baldwin Education Foundation will have a Bunko fundraiser starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Baldwin Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse.
Baldwin school board hears proposal to fix aging high school HVAC system
October 20, 2015
The Baldwin school board were told Monday it will cost more than $1.7 million to address problems the high school’s aging heating and air conditioning system.
Baldwin school board agenda, Oct. 19, 2015
October 19, 2015
Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center
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.