USD 379 Board of Education Discuss Life Center, KESA Goals, Board Policy, More

By Quinn O’Hara

On the evening of March 18 the USD 379 Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting. Topics discussed include the District’s participation in the child care portion of the Clay Center Multigenerational Life Center, the District’s KESA goals, Board policy, and more.

The meeting began with several members of the public speaking in favor of USD 379’s involvement in the Life Center.

USD 379 Superintendent Brett Nelson advised the board and the public to “pay attention to Topeka” and research education bills currently making their way through the senate. He also reported on possibly sharing weightings with USD 334, stressing that no plans have been made yet.

USD 379’s Director of Curriculum Jaclyn Pfizenmaier reported on the District’s KESA goals, the remaining ESSR grant funds, and a large grant which has provided a plasma cutter for educational use at CCCHS.

The Board briefly discussed their advertising policy and updates to student dress code and handbooks for the 2024-2025 school year.

Nelson, Bud Young, and Andrea Gibson spoke to the board about the 2024-2025 Tiger house.

The Board then elected to not participate in the child care portion of the Clay Center Multigenerational Life Center with a 3-4 vote.

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