Great Bend High School students will ask the school board Monday for a day off to do community service projects.
For the past three years the GBHS Student Council has organized Community Service Day with the board of education’s blessing. High school students, supervised by teachers, fulfilled service projects for charitable, educational, religious and governmental organizations. This year’s day of service, if approved, will be April 29.
The board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the District Education Center. GBHS Student Council members and student council sponsor Andrea Stalcup will present specific details.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, tasks included painting, picking up trash and planting trees. Possible sites mentioned for this year could include schools and parks, the zoo, courthouse, humane society, soup kitchen and county landfill.
The first reading of board policies is also on the agenda. There are proposed revisions for some three dozen policies, including one or two new policies and/or policy deletions.
The legal staff for the Kansas Association of School Boards suggests policy revisions. Some are as simple as improving punctuation or updating an address.
Other items on the agenda include approval of donations or grant applications; an update on the next 7-12 math adoption process; and an update on the district’s results of the 2014-2015 state assessments.