The board voted 5-0 to issue a request for proposals to hire a search firm and it named a board committee to help lead the search for Superintendent Blane McCann’s successor.
The Westside Community Schools are in the market for a new superintendent, and school board members are starting to sketch out the qualities they want to see in the district’s next leader.
The Planning Board voted 5-1 to recommend that the council approve Stothert’s annexation plan as proposed.
A new Sunset Hills Elementary School will open this August, replacing the one built in 1956 near 93rd and Walnut Streets, near the Sunset Valley golf course. "It's sad to see it go," one former student said of the school.
The district is bringing in a new consultant to guide boundary discussions. A new committee made up of residents, school leaders and district officials could start meeting by September to make recommendations to the school board. And public forums will be held before the school board votes on any changes in January. The new boundaries would go into effect for the 2019-20 school year.
The two Westside teachers, lauded for their ability to connect with students and co-workers, have been honored with Schrager Distinguished Teaching Awards this year.
The results of a close race for a seat on the Westside Community Schools board remain unchanged after a recount Thursday.