May 9, 2012
Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education
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The Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education has called a special board meeting for 6:30 p.m., March 6, at the district office, 715 Chapel St.
A bill to kill Common Core educational standards in Kansas has Baldwin School Superintendent Paul Dorathy concerned a $100,000 district investment could be lost.
In anticipation of another summer of grim budget deliberations, the Baldwin school board started consideration Monday on how it might find additional dollars or cut costs. District director of financial operations Cynde Frick told the board that Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal presented last month at the start of the legislative session would provide the district wtih just $30,000 in added state aid for the 2014-2015 school year.
Federal health care reform will require the Baldwin school district to find $100,000 in next year’s budget to provide health insurance to uninsured employees. The added expense will come from the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education. Patti Bishop, ECKCE director, said the special education cooperative currently doesn’t offer health insurance to the 108 para-professionals who work in the Baldwin, Wellsville and Eudora school districts.
The Baldwin school board voted 5-1 on Tuesday to start school two days early next school year to help equalize the fall and spring semesters. The vote comes seven months after the board agreed to shorten the school year by five “student-contact days.” With that decision, schools opened five days later in August for the 2013-2014 school year.
Meeting starts at 6:30 in Primary Center
Board approves district funding girls soccer program
District receives rare 'clean' audit
Move made after requests for proposals
School board to have special meeting Monday on submittals
Current attorney retained for ongoing cases
Hungry squirrel causes delay
Lawrence Journal World story sparked interest buildings
Board rolls back capital outlay funding to 2012-13 level
Board delays decision on where to deposit district's operating account
Hearing for 2013-14 budget at 8 p.m.
Baldwin board asks superintendent to investigate new legal representation during annual reappointments
Nick Harris re-elected board president
District to see only $18,000 in classroom money for 2013-14
The proposal would require the district to pay only 25 percent of the officer’s salary and benefits, or $15,908 annually.
2013-14 budget consideration, annual board reorganization highlights of meeting
Move one of a number of budget-trimming measures the board approved Monday
Days trimmed from August.
Architect's estimate exceeds money available
Baldwin Junior High auditorium remodel to be discussed
Large first-grade class for next year prompts request
Next year's fees, discussion of elementary class sizes among items on agenda
Kruger prevails in contested race, Huntoon wins seat through write in
Ebel, Kruger contest District 1, Position 4 position
Sequester, Affordable Care Act and state tax changes of concern
Owners don't yet have plans for $90,000 purchase
Law vague regarding write-in winners
School and all activities cancelled
Project to be bid at end of March
475 iPads purchased for high school students
Board to receive iPads recommendation
City approaches district about restarting school resource officer program
The deadline for candidates to get their names on the April 2 ballots for Baldwin City Council and school board passed this week. But there’s one big hole.
Republicans look for possible constitutional amendment in response to ruling
The spring elections for Baldwin City Council and USD 348 Board of Education got more interesting in the last week.
Two council seats, four board positions expire this year
Action will provide immediate property tax relief
The Baldwin school board and the district teacher’s union ended an impasse Monday as the board approved a contract that provides teachers a 1.4 percent salary increase and an immediate $400 stipend.
Reviews, drills coming
BJHS Auditorium also on agenda
Collapsed sewer pipes cause move to Baker's Collin's Center
Meeting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at district office
Move could save district as much as $600,000
Baldwin City residents pleased with the end of detours with the completion Friday of construction on North Sixth Street should be prepared for construction closing down another main entrance to the city next construction season.
Superintendent instructed to contact firms interested in marketing buildings
Meeting for workshop on facilities
Six cases have been confirmed
Budget impact limited
All district schools earn standard of excellence in reading, writing
Meeting to be Oct. 10
Bus video camera bids on agenda
BHS performance contrasts with stagnant state results
The Baldwin school board unanimously approved Monday the district’s 2012-2013 budget after shaving a mill of support from the capital outlay fund.
Action passes on 4-3 vote
Kit Harris tells Baldwin school board South Gym better than proposed space in junior high auditorium
Board to consider capital outlay 2012-2013 funding, which has 8 mills of support in published budget, before approving 2012-2013 budget.
Assignments approve July 17
Board makes no change to in-town busing policy
District overall valuation increases 'slightly'
Publication of 2012-13 budget on agenda
As the 2012-2013 budget season nears, the Baldwin school board reviewed Monday a draft five-year capital improvement plan that would set next year’s capital outlay budget at 8 mills.
Remodel estimated to cost from $475,000 to $800,000
Contract busing proposal, facilities and capital outlay budget on busy agenda
Neosho County interested in leasing gym at Vinland Elementary
Building and grounds to be sold to Lighthouse Baptist Church of $200,000
As special meetings go, Baldwin’s school board meeting Monday will have a busy agenda.
Board to discuss proposal at June 11 special meeting
Plan to provide all BHS iPads starting with 2013-2014 school year
Use of remaining bond money to remodel old junior high auditorium discussed
Facilities, capital outlay on agenda
Tony Wedel leaving district for job opportunity
The USD 348 Board of Education special meeting Monday on district facilities ended on a to-be-continued note, but not before it became clear there is little support for constructing a center to house district offices, maintenance, a bus barn and other functions.