Schools and education

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.
Girls on the Run helps Baldwin City students get fit, improve self-esteem
April 28, 2015
Fourth-grader Maddie Anderson said she’s improved two things from participating in the Girls on the Run program. “I usually run about a mile a day because I’m not the best, but I try,” she said. “When I first started running, I could run about a half mile. I feel better and stronger.”
PAC available for Baldwin City community tornado shelter but users asked to follow rules
April 27, 2015
In the three years since a remote-access system was installed, the public hasn’t had the need to use the Baldwin school district’s Performing Arts Center for shelter from an approaching tornado. “As far as procedures, I don’t believe we’ve ever had to do it,” Superintendent Paul Dorathy said.
Baldwin City native earns nursing degree
April 27, 2015
Sara Jean Stotts received her bachelor’s of science in nursing, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Dec. 12, 2014.
Baldwin Junior High School recognized with two statewide honors
April 23, 2015
Baldwin Junior High School has received two statewide awards recently for good things happening in the building. BJHS Principal Joe Sample said the school was 1 of 15 junior high or middle schools to be named a “High Performing School” by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. BJHS and the other schools will be honored at the KAMSA’s annual luncheon May 1.
Baldwin school board makes needed budget adjustment for next school year
April 21, 2015
On Monday, the Baldwin school board completed adjustments needed for the district to balance its 2015-2016 budget with the state’s new block grant school funding legislation. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the block grant K-12 funding legislation into law last month, which will freeze state funding to school districts at 2014-2015 fiscal year levels.