The USD 480 Board of Education has selected the following individuals to be members of an Instructional Materials Review Committee per Board Policy IF: Principal - Jennifer Workman (MAC) Media Specialist - Lindsay Tuman (MAC/CW librarian) Subject Specialist - Erika Loesch (Kdg MAC), Jessica Graham (5th ML) Community - Jessica Rivera (MAC parent), Nique Brown (CW parent)
Special Board Meeting - 3/27/23 - 12:00 pm - USD 480 District Office 1.5 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 2.1 Board Policy IF - Textbooks and Instructional Materials, Challenge of Materials - Passed 7-0 Review Committee - Jennifer Workman, Lindsay Tuman, Erika Loesch, Jessica Graham, Jessica Rivera, Nique Brown Adjournment @ 12:21pm
Join us in celebrating the February USD 480 Educator of the Month, Ms. Rivas, a 2nd grade teacher from Prairie View Elementary. Ms. Rivas is an energetic, positive, fun, and engaging teacher. She is ALWAYS looking for ways to enhance her instruction to better meet the needs of her students. In BLAST, Ms. Rivas provides afterschool tutoring and extension projects for 2nd and 3rd grade students. This semester for BLAST, she created a kindness challenge for her entire school. We are so lucky to have her at USD 480!
Regular Board Meeting - 3/20/23 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 1.5 Approval of Minutes 3-6-23 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 Adjournment @ 6:53pm
Regular Board Meeting - 3/6/23 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 1.5 Approval of Minutes 2-20-23 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda w/ addition of 8.2 Emergency Leave Request - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 4.1 Monthly Bills - Passed 7-0 5.1 Gale Database - Passed 7-0 5.2 Marzano Proficiency Scales - Passed 7-0 5.3 Sound Field Systems - Passed 7-0 5.4 LHS Walk in Freezer Repair - Passed 7-0 5.5 Architectural Services Proposal for LHS - Passed 7-0 8.1 Superintendent Contract - Passed 7-0 8.2 Emergency Leave Request - Passed 7-0 Adjournment @ 8:02pm
Next week is spring parent-teacher conferences. Please reach out to your child's school if you do not have a scheduled time.
At approximately 9:10 a.m. this morning local law enforcement received a call of a possible threat at LHS. Members of law enforcement were in the building immediately following the call and swept the entire building to ensure that there was no threat to students. It was determined by law enforcement that LHS was part of a state-wide false alarm that went out to several high schools throughout Kansas. All three LHS buildings were swept and clear of any possible threat. We will be releasing the lockdown shortly.
Regular Board Meeting - 2/20/23 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 Absent - Vargas, Hatcher, Brack 1.5 Approval of Minutes 2-6-23 - Passed 4-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda - Passed 4-0 Hatcher Arrives at 6:36 p.m. 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed - 5-0 4.1 Cameras - Passed - 5-0 4.2 Cafeteria Tables - Passed - 5-0 4.3 Digital Copiers - Passed 5-0 Adjournment @ 7:09pm
In observance of Pancake Day, USD 480 will be closed Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Get out and enjoy some of the festivities that make our community so unique!
Due to the road conditions, USD 480 will be closed today, February 16, 2023.
Due to the forecasted winter weather, USD 480 will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15.
Regular Board Meeting - 2/6/23 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 1.5 Approval of Minutes 1-23-23 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda with the addition of 8.1 Waiver of Liquidated Damages - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 4.1 Monthly Bills - Passed 7-0 5.1 Gym Floor Refinishing - Passed 7-0 5.2 Operations Center Access Control - Passed 7-0 5.3 Interactive Flat Panels - Passed 7-0 Kathy Fitzgerald left meeting @ 7:05pm 8.1 Waiver of Liquidated Damages - Passed 6-0 Adjournment @ 7:14pm
Join us in celebrating the January USD 480 Educator of the Month, Ms. Martin from MacArthur! She has been with USD 480 for 12 years and currently teaches a 2nd and 3rd grade mixed grade-level classroom. She serves as a role model and mentor to her fellow educators at MacArthur. To observe Ms. Martin’s classroom is to observe a master class in teaching, she makes it all look so easy even when it isn't. Ms. Martin is truly a gift to her students, MacArthur, and USD 480. We are so thankful to have her!
Regular Board Meeting - 1/23/23 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 1.5 Approval of Minutes 1-23-23 - Passed 7-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 4.1 Bare Ground Weed Control Services - Passed 7-0 4.3 Outsource Payroll - Passed 7-0 Adjournment @ 7:30pm
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 16, 2023.
Summer Stafford, PE teacher at MacArthur, was named Educator of the Month for December at tonight's BOE meeting. She serves as the ABL lead, District Wellness Committee Chair, and organizes many events that promote an active family lifestyle. She is a tremendous asset to USD 480!
Regular Board Meeting - 1/9/23 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 Hatcher Absent 2.1 Election of BOE President - Naomi Vargas - Elected 4-2 - Brack, Brown against Hatcher arrived @ 6:36pm 2.2 Election of BOE Vice President - Sarah Thompson received 2 votes, Kathy Fitzgerald Elected received 5 votes 3.1 Approval of Minutes 12-5-22 - Passed 7-0 3.2 Approval of Agenda - Passed 7-0 5.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed 7-0 6.1 Monthly Bills - Passed 7-0 7.1 Annual Financial Statement Audit for Fiscal Year End June 30, 2022 - Passed 7-0 7.2 2023-2027 Strategic Plan - Passed 7-0 7.3 Hellas Payment Applicaiton - Passed 7-0 7.4 ESSER II Funds to Support Dual Credit - Passed 7-0 7.5 Leader In Me at Sunflower - Passed 7-0 7.6 Use of Accumulated Leave by 9-Month Classified Staff - Passed 7-0 10.1 Waiver of Liquidated Damages - Passed 7-0 Adjournment @ 8:17pm
School resumes TOMORROW for USD 480! We are excited to have our students back and to finish the school year strong! We wanted to remind everyone of the importance of showing up every day and making each day count. Attached is a list of important dates for the spring semester.
The USD 480 District Office will be closed Thursday, December 22 through the end of the year. We will return to normal hours on Monday, January 2, 2023. Have a wonderful holiday season from USD 480!
Regular Board Meeting - 12/5/22 - 6:30 pm - LHS East Annex Room C107 Hatcher Absent 1.5 Approval of Minutes 11-7-22 - Passed 6-0 1.6 Approval of Agenda - Passed 6-0 Hatcher arrived @ 6:38pm 3.1 Approval of Consent Agenda - Passed - 7-0 4.1 Monthly Bills - Passed 7-0 5.1 Western Athletic Conference Logo Agreement - Passed 7-0 5.2 Bi-directional Amplification at LHS - Passed 7-0 5.3 Activity Bus - Passed 7-0 5.4 Hellas Payment Application - Passed 7-0 5.5 Automatic Vehicle Location - Passed 7-0 5.6 On Bus Camera System - Passed 7-0 5.7 Interim Teacher Pay Scale - Passed 6-1, Brown against 5.8 Funding Support for Employees in a Teacher Certification Program - Passed 7-0 8.1 Emergency Leave Request - Passed 7-0 Adjournment @ 8:07pm