USD 253 discusses school calendar, house removal during board meeting

USD 253 Emporia school board had a short meeting Wednesday, starting with a dinner with the Emporia High School student council. The student council presented some of their concerns and ideas to the board, including returning to the shorter school day, longer school year model.


Board Vice President Susan Brinkman says it was slightly surprising to hear that coming from students, but it makes sense.

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This thought coincides with the approval of the 2015-16 calendar, which Brinkman says is subject to change.

In other business, the board voted to sell a house on district-owned property at 501 South Sylvan, across from Logan Avenue School.

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The house will be up for sale for 90 days. If it does not sell in that time, the house will go up for auction. The goal is to have the house removed from the lot, either by moving or demolishing it. The district would keep the lot and accompanying storage shed.

The board also approved the consent agenda. Some of those items included grants for the Youth Mentoring Program and Turning Point Academy, and the sale of surplus technology. Brinkman says the old servers will be sold on Ebay, and at least one will be donated to the Emporia Recreation Commission.


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