The often turbulent six-year stint of Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks ended last week with a bizarre twist – a six-page “Resignation and Settlement Agreement” that included several references to his wife, Ann, and a pledge that the board will put an investigative report on a “serious personnel issue” involving Brooks into a separate, secret file.
Wichita State University has announced a new leader for strategic planning, another move designed to advance President John Bardo’s plans to build an innovation campus within the main campus to spur employment and economic development for the area.
The proposed budget, about $40 million more than last year’s, lowers the local property tax rate, increases capital outlay spending, projects an enrollment increase of 300 students and includes a 2 percent raise for teachers and other employees.
Kansas students’ overall performance on the ACT college readiness exam increased slightly for the fourth year in a row and topped the national average, but fewer students met readiness benchmarks in math, according to a report released Wednesday.
Among the hundreds of millions of dollars it will take to build the proposed Innovation Campus at Wichita State, at least some funding could come from the 1-cent sales tax issue before voters on the November ballot.
The Wichita school district has posted its “Budget at a Glance,” which details proposed expenditures in various categories. A full copy of the budget will be posted online before a public hearing Aug. 25, officials said.
Maize schools has launched a website where shoppers can order select Under Armour products at a discount and help subsidize Maize athletics. The site is part of a new three-year agreement between the district and the sportswear company.
A tentative contract agreement between the Wichita school district and its service workers includes a 2 percent salary increase and raises for additional education, licenses or certificates, district officials announced Tuesday.
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