Schools and education

Baldwin USD 348 agenda for April 21
April 17, 2014
WIN CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 348 BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA Baldwin Elementary Primary Center 500 Lawrence Street April 21, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Education funding bill on governor’s desk would mean net gain of $30,000 for Baldwin district
April 10, 2014
The Baldwin school district would see about $30,000 more in state general fund aid should Gov. Sam Brownback sign a school funding bill the Kansas Legislature passed earlier this week. Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the bill took away some existing funding, added $14 in per pupil state aid to local districts and provided “equalization” revenue for poorer districts to help with their local option budgets and capital outlay funds.
Baldwin City Garden Connection members behind summer’s downtown blooms
April 8, 2014
Baldwin City Garden Connection President Donna Masoner made a confession as she watched Monday as fellow member Carol Anderson raked out the flowerbed in front of the Baldwin City Community Library. “Raking is my least favorite thing to do,” she said.
Oboe’s voice music to Baldwin High School senior’s heart
April 7, 2014
Baldwin High School senior Cassidy Markley loves the voice of her oboe. “It’s very unusual,” she said. “I like the way it soars above everything else when you play in an orchestra or band. It definitely has a solo quality to it.”
Baldwin Intermediate School geography bee winner preparing for state competition
March 31, 2014
Fifth-grader Grady McCune knows Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean and not just an animated movie. He can also locate on the map such current global news hotspots as Ukraine and Malaysia. That map knowledge has won the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate School student two straight school geography bees and has earned him a trip Friday to compete in the state geography bee.
Face to Face: Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center Principal Dan Wallsmith
March 31, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate School Principal Dan Wallsmith.
Baldwin USD 348 board calls two special meetings
March 29, 2014
Property sale on agenda for both meetings
Baldwin City teachers looking for donations, volunteers for summer special needs bike camp
March 24, 2014
Once they witnessed the results at an ICan Bike camp last summer in Topeka, Barbara Schwering and Betsey Ulrich were determined to bring it to Baldwin City. The ICan Bike system teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride bicycles during five-day camps
Former Baker AD floats indoor activities center
March 20, 2014
As the longtime former Baker University athletic director, Dan Harris knows how busy the Collins Center is. Collins is not only the home for Baker’s winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling, but the school’s baseball, softball, soccer and track teams use the facility for their preseason or off-season conditioning, Harris said.
Baldwin school district to offer online enrollment
March 17, 2014
By this summer, parents or guardians should be able to enroll their children in Baldwin schools online. Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the district was working with Reflective Group, the creator of the district’s operating software system, on the development of the online enrollment service
Baldwin school board increases transportation fee
March 14, 2014
The Baldwin school board started dealing with the district’s 2014-2015 budget crunch by passing on some of its transportation fees to in-town student bus riders and reducing teacher positions through attrition.
Baldwin Education Foundation annual luncheon to honor two career educators
March 13, 2014
Kathy Gerstner says in its nine years of existence the Baldwin Education Foundation has touched nearly every student in the Baldwin school district. Friday’s annual Baldwin Education Foundation luncheon is the community’s opportunity to ensure that effort continues, said Gerstner, the foundation’s executive director. The luncheon will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Stony Point Hall, 1514 N. 600 Road.
Face to Face: Baker University Music and Theater Department administrative assistant Susan Baker
March 12, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Susan Baker.
Baldwin superintendent finds little definitive in Kansas Supreme Court education funding ruling
March 10, 2014
Anyone looking for a definitive answer about what the ruling the Kansas Supreme Court released Friday on K-12 education funding means for the Baldwin City school district will have to ask someone other than Superintendent Paul Dorathy.
Kansas Supreme Court rules education funding levels unconstitutional
March 7, 2014
Topeka — The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.

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