By ELLY GRIMM
• Leader & Times
The U.S.D. No. 480 board of education will be tackling a lighter agenda at its meeting tonight.
The first items on the agenda are the reports from the superintendent, deputy superintendent along with reports from the directors of business, human resources and curriculum and staff development. After those reports are given, the board will move on to new business.
One of the first items in new business deals with the renewal of the contract between the district and Blackboard Connect Services, which is a software service used by the district to send important district-wide messages to parents by phone. The next items to be discussed include an update to the district’s lease with its current postage solution and staff travel.
A change in the negotiated agreement for the LNEA on Nonrenewal of Teacher Employment Contract will also be discussed along with the recent receipt of a Healthy Kansas Schools grant, which is a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas State Department of Education. The district has been deemed eligible to promote healthy food choices, encourage physical activity, and develop ways for families to gain access to healthy foods. The grant funds, up to $20,000, would be used to purchase healthy snacks for pre-K classrooms on a daily basis.
After the completion of discussion on new items, members of the board will give their comments. The board will then go into an executive session, and after the executive session, the meeting will then be adjourned.