The purpose of tonight's called meeting was to consider revision to the 2021-22 KCS Calendar.
Dr. Andy True, Assistant Superintendent - Administration, presented two items:
Revision to the dates of Fall Break 2021: Changing the placement of this week in the calendar was tabled during the February 9, 2021 Board meeting to allow for further review and input.
Citing ongoing review and community feedback, Dr. True proposed the withdrawl of the administrative recommendation to revise the existing dates of Fall Break, to which the Board agreed. Thus, the date of the 2021 Fall Break will remain on October 11-15, 2021 as previously scheduled.
Due to the previous rescheduling of the 2022 Spring Break (now March 14-18, 2022), it was necessary to reschedule the in-service professional learning day originally scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2022.
After discussion, by a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the placement of the Spring in-service day on Monday, March 21, 2022.
Dr. True and Jim Nash, Chief Student Services Officer, provided a report and update on the vision for the future of Indian Highland Park.
Located across Center Street from Dobyns-Bennett High School, Indian Highland Park is currently utilized for parking and other uses, such as for soccer and softball. Additional facilities include concessions, restrooms, softball batting cages, and the soccer field house.
Since 2003, KCS has purchased seven properties on the east side of Park Street to provide for future programming and expansion of what can be offered at Indian Highland Park. Tonight's presentation is to update the Board on the vision for the potential future of the park and Dobyns-Bennett, including possible athletic and academic opportunities that could occur with continuation of the park expansion project in the coming years.