Platte School Board
new district goals
The West Platte School Board has adopted 11 top goals
as a priority for the district in 2002-2003.
The goals include:
1-Completion of the prior curriculum project. The board
hopes to see this accomplished at the elementary level
and possibly at the high school level.
2-Authentic Assessment added to the math and social studies
programs. This goal also should be accomplished at both
3-SB 319 reviewed and a plan and time line for implementation
developed. This will take place at the elementary level.
4-Board policies will be reviewed and updated. Completion
will be pending final review and adoption.
5-The CSIP Plan will be updated and the board hopes to
see completion this summer.
6-The Technology Plan will be revised, which is currently
in process and looks to be completed this summer.
7-District safety and emergency procedures reviewed.
8-District newsletter mailed to all patrons via bulk
9-First seven priorities of the Master Plan addressed.
10-Individual Building Plans to improve MAP scores. The
board will be adopting and implementing these plans at
11-In addition, a Early Childhood program is being explored.
At last month's board meeting, Superintendent Kyle Stephenson
also gave the board an update on the legislation regarding
the funding of the formula, which assists school districts
across the State of Missouri with aid.
In other business, the board heard a construction update
for the high school. The Blue Jays nest was demolished,
and excavation was set to start, as a part of the $1.1
million project to build a southwest two-story addition
on to the high school.
An update was also given regarding Kansas City Power
and Light's consideration of building a power plant in
Iatan. Stephenson stated that if the plant is to be constructed,
that the district will receive an "x amount of dollars
each year since it will be in our district."
A January enrollment update was also given, showing a
slight decrease since September. January's enrollment
numbers show 678.15 students compared to September's number
of 687.29 students. According to Stephenson, the decrease
is due to students moving away, semester graduates or
During executive session, the board renewed the contracts
of four staff and administration members. The elementary
principal and the special services director's contracts
were renewed for two years, while the technology director
and the assistant high school principal were renewed for