February 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Olathe School District

Olathe superintendent touts “rebranding” in an era of declining test scores

USD 233 Olathe does not permit school board members to conduct annual needs assessments to improve student outcomes as required…

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Former Olathe resident delivers scathing indictment of USD 233 dyslexia services

Olathe mom Amanda Thompson, frustrated by what she saw as the Olathe School District’s inability to improve her children’s dyslexia…

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Olathe parents outraged over gender identity questionnaire

Olathe parents might think that a school district falling far short of it’s “Students Prepared for Their Future” vision would…

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Study: diversity administrators do not improve student achievement

The achievement gap between white and minority students likely increases when K-12 school districts hire chief diversity officers. That’s the…

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Schools approve graphic gay sex scenes in classroom book

A book detailing the sexual exploits of a young man is on the approved reading list for students as young…

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Johnson County withholds data used to create misleading COVID chart

Instead of turning over raw data and emails related to a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment chart, county…

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Schools are spending $100k on mask lawsuit for 16 kids

The attorney representing parents of 16 students fighting for individual mask exemptions says the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts…

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Tips for handling school district ‘quarantine’ notices

Parents are growing increasingly frustrated with school districts over their handling of alleged exposure to COVID, particularly with the lack…

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Gardner school board rejects pleas to open schools

Despite hours of heartfelt pleas from parents and students, members of the Gardner Edgerton USD 231 school board declined to…

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JoCo health officials mum on Olathe school quarantine

More than 200 students and teachers are in quarantine after an alleged COVID outbreak in the Olathe school district, but…

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USD 233 Olathe: Big pay hikes for administrators, achievement down

USD 233 Olathe says average teacher salaries increased 4.7% in the 2019-20 school year to $59,391, but some district administrators received increases…

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Olathe teacher seminar loaded with political bias

Several teachers walked out of an in-service presentation on finding reliable news sources when the presenter said Fox News should…

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Olathe Teacher Arrested For Sex With Student, Star Conceals Orientation

In the first sentence of its article on the arrest last year of Olathe South High School Teacher Michael Jasiczek for…

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Olathe School District Quiet on Dismissal of Teacher/ City Councilman

The life as he knew of it Shawnee City Councilman/ Olathe East history teacher Justin Adrian, 33, came to a screeching…

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KSHB Adds Context to Kansas School Funding Debate

Kudos to KSHB-TV for adding context to the Kansas school funding debate.  KSHB 41 Action News investigated the staff salaries…

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