Wichita Superintendent Alicia Thompson marked the first day of classes by riding a school bus to Minneha Elementary, where she urged students, teachers and the community to embrace the district’s new motto: “Dream, believe and achieve.”
Three Kansas State University food science students won a National Dairy Council product competition for a dairy drink based on German-style quark cheese called “Quick-Quark.” They also won an $8,000 prize.
USD 259 announced Wednesday that Wichita teachers would get a 3.65 percent raise under a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will vote on the contract during in-service days later this month. (Aug. 1, 2018)
The Wichita school board got its first look at a proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year, which shows spending increases in most areas and would lower the district’s property tax mill levy by a fraction.
Steve Hunter, owner of Hunter and Son Construction, teamed up with Wichita State's Innovation Campus to come up a design called the tri-lock connection , which he patented and say will "revolutionize" the way home foundation repairs are made.