A North Platte R-1 patron whose daughter is a student at the high school used about 15 minutes of the monthly board meeting to complain that North Platte teachers and staff never reply to or acknowledge her email communications. Diann Godbey suggested to Dr. Francis Moran, superintendent, that perhaps it’s time for the North Platte schools to get up to speed on its district email communication policy.
A new board president was chosen at Platte City’s Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday. Mayor Dave Brooks tried to influence new board members into a decision but his suggestion was rejected. “Please entertain the idea of choosing a senior board member because they have more experience on these topics,” said Brooks, a not-so-subtle hint that he preferred veteran board member Bill Knighton be chosen. But alderman Kenneth Brown nominated Aaron Jung and the motion was quickly seconded. The remaining aldermen voted for Jung, who has served as an alderman for one year.
Platte City is one step closer to seeing a Price Chopper superstore constructed in the Platte Valley Plaza just off of Hwy 92. The board of aldermen approved the necessary Community Improvement District (CID) as a funding mechanism Tuesday. Some concerned residents voiced their opinions that their smaller local businesses would suffer as a result and the city was “selling out to corporate America.”