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Process for school board vacancy applications approved

During the May 9 meeting, the Garden City Public Schools Board of Education approved a timeline and application process for people interested in filling an open seat on the board.

The district will advertise and accept applications (submit on paper in a sealed envelope) from May 10 – May 27, and applications will be opened on May 31 and given to board members for review. Applications will be discussed at the June 6 board meeting.

The application can be found under the B.O.E. link on the district’s website.

The board also approved a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Superintendent Transition Report, a guide that will help the district transition from Dr. Steve Karlin, who will retire at the end of this school year, to newly hired Superintendent Dr. Mike Dominguez.

The report should address systems and procedures throughout USD 457, with emphasis placed on the actual organizational structure, culture and climate, with special focus on all aspects of finances, including budgeting, reporting and auditing.

The report will present specific findings and concrete recommendations, as well as provide smooth implementation and discussion. The report should also include an analysis and recommendations related to other administrative functions of the superintendent’s office, such as Human Resources. 

The RFP can be found under the B.O.E. link on the district’s website.

Proposals from firms are due at 10 a.m. May 20.  The Board committee review will be held during the board meeting on May 23, and a contract will be approved by the board at the June 6meeting.

In other business, the Board:

  • Received an update on the district’s Individual Plans of Study. Counselors and teachers meet with students throughout the school year to work on their Individual Plans of Study, which helps students in middle school and high school start to focus on a career.
  • Approved the bid for Fun and Function LLC for sensory materials
  • Approved the Math curriculum and Foreign Language curriculum for the 2022-23 school year
  • Heard an update on funding and state school funding
  • Reviewed the district’s updated Bullying Policy
  • Recognized Garden City Achieve, Georgia Matthews Elementary, and Alta Brown Elementary for receiving the State Schools of Character awards through the Kansas State Department of Education

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be 6 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Board Room at the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming St.

The Board of Education meeting can be viewed on the USD 457 YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usd457.