Schools and education

State funding decisions put pressure on Baldwin district to increase property taxes
July 28, 2015
If Baldwin school district taxpayers want a hint of how Monday’s Baldwin school board budget discussion may go, they need look no further than the school district to the north.
Baldwin school district to consider budget Aug. 3
July 27, 2015
Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the district office, 715 Chapel St.
Baldwin City Council approves contract to construct trail to BESIC
July 21, 2015
The Baldwin City Council awarded Monday a contract to Killough Construction of Ottawa to construct a mixed-use trail from 11th Street to existing sidewalk at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.
Baldwin school district having fill-the-bus school supply drive
July 20, 2015
A district bus will be parked from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 20 through July 24 at Kansas State Bank.
Baldwin school district hoping 90 percent of students are enrolled online in July
July 14, 2015
Baldwin school district parents and guardians are encouraged to enroll students this month via the district’s upgraded online enrollment program, which became functional Monday.
Mission accomplished for Baldwin City bike camp
June 30, 2015
As she was explaining her reasons Friday for volunteering for last week’s ICan Shine bike camp at Baldwin High School, Laura McCall suddenly noticed young campers engaged in something she would not have thought impossible four days earlier. “Look, they’re racing,” she said, pointing at two campers vying for inside position as they raced around a practice track set up on a Baldwin High School parking lot. “On Monday, they didn’t even know how to ride. To see how far they’ve come is amazing.”
Baldwin school district partnering with Greenbush in virtual program
June 23, 2015
The Baldwin school district is rebooting its little-used virtual school program with the hopes of attracting more students.
Baldwin school board approves raises for classified staff, adminstrators
June 16, 2015
With the long Kansas legislative session concluded with no additional cuts to the state’s school districts, the Baldwin school district on Monday offered raises to its employees.
Legislative actions, inactions cause concern in Baldwin City
June 9, 2015
Both the actions and inactions of a Kansas Legislature trying to find a solution to the state’s $400 million budget hole for fiscal year 2016 that can gain support of both the Senate and House have raised concerns in recent days from local government officials.
Baldwin’s Dorathy, Lawrence superintendent worry about more cuts as Legislature looks for way out of red ink
June 5, 2015
Topeka — Superintendents in the Lawrence and Baldwin City school districts say they have already made adjustments in their budgets to account for cuts in their operating funds that resulted from the new block grant funding formula that went into effect earlier this year. But now, they’re bracing for the possibility of more cuts.
Baldwin City Council told new sidewalk to BESIC to be completed by Aug. 1
June 2, 2015
Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell announced Monday the Kansas Department of Transportation has approved the city’s use of right of way along U.S. Highway 56 for a long planned sidewalk extension.
Baldwin board approves contract to upgrade football fields
May 20, 2015
The Baldwin school board approved Tuesday a contract with MDH Turf to upgrade two non-varsity football fields on the Baldwin High School/Baldwin Junior High School campus. MDH will improve the north field used for junior high school games and BHS freshman and junior varsity teams and the one to the south used for practice.
Baldwin school board agenda for Tuesday, May 18
May 18, 2015
Football practice field bids on agenda. Note meeting moved to Tuesday because of BJHS advancement ceremony on Monday night.
Baldwin High School Class of 2015 members told they were ‘strongest’ class ever
May 16, 2015
In her commencement address, Corey Valentine said she could make the customary argument that the Baldwin High School Class of 2015 was the best ever at the school, but opted instead for a different distinction.
Baldwin High School senior to graduate 2 1/2 years after massive stoke
May 11, 2015
At a table Saturday in the family’s rural Baldwin City home, Allison Ogden spoke of the attitude that allowed her daughter Molly to recover from the devastating stroke she suffered on Nov. 5, 2012.

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