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      Unified School District 207

      The Board of Education, Unified School District 207, is soliciting letters of application from district patrons residing on Fort Leavenworth who have childr...

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      USD seeks new board member

      Unified School District 207

      The Board of Education, Unified School District 207, is soliciting letters of application from district patrons residing on Fort Leavenworth who have children within the school district and are interested in serving on the school board.

      As a result of the previous board member’s change in military status, the position will be appointed once a candidate has been selected.

      Title 10, section 973(c), Federal Public Law, "allows an officer (or a noncommissioned officer) to hold nonpartisan civil office on an independent school board that is located exclusively on a military reservation."

      Military spouses are also eligible for appointment and encouraged to apply.

      Applicants should submit a letter of interest that discusses their reasons for wanting to serve on the board and a resumé. These positions are appointed by the commanding general and all board members serve at his pleasure.

      Letters and resumés should be submitted by March 30 to Myron J. Griswold, President, Fort Leavenworth USD 207 Board of Education, 207 Education Way, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-1425.

      If submitted through e-mail, send letters to Gitta Popp, bpopp@usd207.org, telephone (913) 651-7373.

  • Katie Peterson | Staff Writer
    During the monthly Unified School District 207 board meeting Feb. 26 at the Eisenhower Elementary School library, board members accepted the resignation of board member Lt. Col. Pat Schoof effective May 24 because of Schoof’s pending reassignment.
    “There’s a motion to second to approve the resignation from Lt. Col. Pat Schoof with regret, sincere thanks and respect for his service as a USD 207 board member,” said Board President Myron Griswold. “We are going to miss you. You hit the ground running when you came on the board late last summer or early fall and we’ll miss you but we wish you the very best. Thank you.”
    In other news, Eisenhower Principal Cindy Wepking, with assistance from Eisenhower kindergarten teacher Kelly Brandt and Kim Strong, Site Council president, presented board members with the principal’s report for Eisenhower Elementary School. Wepking, Brandt and Strong briefed the board on the Leader in Me program, the Site Council, upcoming assessments, teacher learning collaborative sessions on early release days and the new mission statement created by the Eisenhower Leadership Team.
    The school’s mission statement now states, “success through learning, collaboration and leadership,” further emphasizing the importance of leadership for students, faculty and staff, Wepking said.
    To further stress the idea of leadership, Brandt presented the board with a video featuring Eisenhower students expressing what being a leader means to them. Griswold said he was pleased with the video.
    “Very well done. Very, very inspiring and I’m so proud of the students that are involved and it’s very powerful,” Griswold said.
    In other school news, Patton Junior High School Principal Ryan Wiebe briefed board members on the Patton Debate Team, which participated in its last competition of the season at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, last weekend. Three teams of two from the Great Patton Debaters advanced to the quarter finals at UMKC. In the end, two of the teams lost their first debate and one team lost their second debate. Though Patton did not win the debate, Griswold said the students still had a great deal to be proud of and that he was proud of how far the students got.
    USD 207 schools have two up-coming events. Family Math Night is 5-7 p.m. tonight at Eisenhower Elementary.
    International Day 2018 is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 13 for kindergarten through sixth grades at the Patton Junior High School gym. Currently there are eight countries signed up to participate.
    The next USD 207 board meeting is at 4:30 p.m. March 26 at the Bradley Elementary School library. For a full overview of the meeting and the minutes, visit https://www.boarddocs .com/ks/usd207/Board.nsf/Public.
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