District Planning Spring Re-enrollment for All Students – for All Administrators
Deaf Culture Awareness Seminar??- for PreK-12 Building Administrators
Teacher Transfer??- for All Administrators
Grant Opportunity – Science??- for Secondary Principals
Expenditure Deadline??- for All Administrators
Policy Changes??- for All Administrators
HR Related Board Items??(Corrected) – for All Administrators
2016 Math Relays??- for Secondary Administrators
District Planning Spring Re-enrollment for All Students
From David Smith
As planning begins for the FY 2016-17 school year, discussion has begun on the idea of having all students re-enroll for the next academic year, during the Spring of the preceding year. Many other districts across the state currently have a re-enrollment process.
There are several reasons the district is considering this: First, having parents express their commitment to enrolling their children will strengthen the process of making projections and allocating staff, and allow the district to supplement September 20 count numbers with numbers that reflect Spring enrollment patterns.
In addition, changes in state law regarding student privacy require that the district inform parents of student privacy rights, and how any individually-identifiable student data will be released, and to whom. A Spring enrollment process would provide a convenient opportunity to provide parents with this information, and to obtain their consent for student data releases.
There are a number of steps that will need to be completed in order to be ready to implement re-enrollment this Spring. The district will bring together a group of stakeholders to plan and work through changes, and to design a process that minimizes the disruption for schools and parents. The goal is to make the re-enrollment process as smooth as possible, and will include on-line options for enrollment, including through the District App. As planning continues, we will continue to update you about progress towards implementing a re-enrollment process for the 2015-16 school year.
Deaf Culture Awareness Seminar
The Special Education Department is excited to offer this opportunity to support our growing population of students that are Deaf/Hard Hearing in our schools!
Please RSVP to Melissa Veatch by March 10th. The names of administrators, teachers, related service providers, counselors, police officers, or other staff that wish to attend must be board approved to receive extra duty pay.
Please contact Melissa at??Melissa.Veatch@kckps.org??or 913-449-7456 if you have any questions!
The window for certified voluntary transfer requests will be open from March 1, 2016 through April 15, 2016.
To access the request form teachers can log in to the employee portal and see the link on the left.
The window to request a transfer closes on April 15, 2016 and requests submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Teachers who wish to be considered for a transfer, even if a vacancy does not currently exist, must submit a request to be considered.
All voluntary transfers will be completed by the last working day for elementary principals. If you do not receive notice of a transfer you will remain at your same site unless notified otherwise by Human Resources.
Grant Opportunity – Science
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation is awarding eight $1,000 grants to 7-12 grade schools, one submission per school. Grants will be awarded to help bring new science projects, experiments, and equipment to classrooms.??The one page application is here. Completed applications, along with an itemized budget for the project, can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also send a completed copy to Amanda.Chavez@kckps.org after you have submitted. Please let me know if you have any questions.
As a reminder, all requisitions for expenditures of non-salary accounts must be entered into the District’s financial software and approved by the budget manager not later than 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
From??Dr. Kelli Mather
Attached is a list of Board Policies that have been updated/added/changed. Please be sure to check the Board Policies frequently for updates.
Correction ??? All Human Resource related board agenda items must be turned in to Lisa Wilson the Tuesday before the board for the regular agenda and the Thursday before the Board for the addendum. In the case of an emergency add, please let Lisa Wilson or Dr. Kelli Mather know, but understand these will be exceptions.
2016 Math Relays
It is time to start planning for 2016 Math Relays. This year???s relays will be held on Saturday, March 5th at Wyandotte High School.
Monday, Feb. 8th??through Friday, Feb. 26th – Individual events conducted at the building level using STS.
By February 10th??- Individuals interested in serving as a coach, proctor or judge need to submit their name using this??link.??https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dw0SrA-bfuhe0JLucaEtp_uUxDuGOq6iGCvfJWzaeI0/viewform
FYI: Coach compensation is covered by the district budget based on a 25:1 student to coach ratio. Additional coaches need to be paid for by the building budget.
By??February 19th??- Coaches should arrange for transportation.
Contact Debbie Baker in Transportation, 627-3100, to make arrangements. Let her know that the trip is for math relays so she can charge it to the district budget.
By??February 26th??- Names of the students who will attend the Relays need to be provided using the links below. Each school can sent up to 98 participants.
Middle School Registration??https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FhdnE6eA_vzSnYn_SsiMV0HVwWCA-hD449fJZfyUHbY/edit#gid=1
High School (and Sumner 8th grade) Registration??https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bro_c1SWU3_2-CgD-_AfGctlK_D4BlxxNeeMBaBcOVo/edit#gid=1
Note: The registration deadline exists to help us plan for support staff and lunches. After the registration deadline, students can be substituted, but not added.
Detailed Information regarding the??Math Relays.??https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0iU28ZeSkPFfmhrSmw3OXktVmVyTXgyNTNrNHhpMGtrcm81QlVHakJWQU1GUHNEZnZHUXM
I have reached out to your math aligned teacher leader to assist with communication and coordination at your building.