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USD 431 to seek input into suitableeducation
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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, and adopted a resolution regarding a ‘suitable’ education and is seeking input from the community on what a suitable education is. The Kansas Constitution requires that students be provided a ‘suitable’ education.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 13 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd.

The school district will hold the meeting with the community to determine the definition.

The motion was made by Deb Stephens and seconded by Becky Mooney to adopt Resolution FY 2011-11, Legislative Responsibilities for Intellectual, Educational, Vocational and Scientific Improvement. Motion carried 6-0.

A motion was made by Dean Stoskopf and seconded by Stephens to approve the 2011-12 calendar as presented. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion was made by Stoskopf and seconded by Steven Little to accept sealed bids on surplus equipment as presented, with bids being due at noon on April 29, 2011. Motion carried 6-0.

Superintendent Bill Lowry reported that they will be having school on April 25 due to the number of snow days used earlier this year.

The senior honor recognition night will be that evening. The KAYS Book Fair will be April 12, and the Hoisington High School Clean up Day will be April 20.

Hoisington Elementary School Principal Alan Charles reported on elementary activities.

Hoisington Middle School Principal Pat Reinhardt reported on middle school activities and spring sports.

Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson reported on a new program for next fall concerning careers, job shadowing and a career fair. She also reported on other high school activities.

Lowry reported on high school spring sports.

Board member Steven Little said he felt it was important for the board members to call our state legislators about their concerns with school funding issues.

Motion was made by Stoskopf and seconded by Mooney to accept Don Hart’s resignation for high school advisor effective at the end of the 2010-11 school year. Motion carried 6-0.

Motion was made by Stephens and seconded by Mooney to accept Jared McGuire’s resignation from high school English teacher effective at the end of the 2010-11 school year. Motion carried 6-0.