Board of Education

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A focus on both college and career readiness. More investment in resources and staff. Helping students develop mentally and socially -- not just academically.

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Wichita’s school board will add four new members this week -- including its first Hispanic member.

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Wichita’s Board of Education selected a new member Monday night. Ernestine Krehbiel was appointed in a 4-2 vote.

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Members of Wichita’s school board interviewed three candidates Wednesday night to fill the seat that opened up when former District 3 representative Barbara Fuller resigned last month.

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The newest member of Wichita's school board will be selected from three candidates.

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Wichita's Board of Education voted Monday to start the process of refinancing some of USD 259's bonds. The move could save the district more than $4 million, but only if they can pull it off before the end of the year.

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Applications are being accepted to fill an open seat on Wichita's Board of Education.

Barbara Fuller resigned last week due to moving out of District 3, which includes large portions of southeast Wichita.

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The Wichita Board of Education and United Teachers of Wichita have reached a tentative agreement for the 2017-18 school year.

The agreement includes a 3.95 percent base salary increase, with one salary step for all teachers who are eligible to advance, and an additional salary step for those teachers who are behind on the step schedule.

Longevity payments for veteran teachers will be unfrozen, and the district will return to the 190-day calendar and shorter school days.

Kansas Board To Revise Teacher Licensing Rules

Sep 17, 2013

The State Board of Education has voted to require all Kansas teachers renewing their licenses to submit fingerprints for checks against a state criminal database.

Walt Chappell: Kansas Schools Don't Need More Money

Sep 16, 2013

A former member of the Kansas State Board of Education says schools don't need more money and he opposes a school finance suit.

Wichita Republican Walt Chappell submitted an amicus brief to the Kansas Supreme Court this month.

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