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Hiawatha school officials are working to address the needs of the district's students in the coming days in light of Gov. Laura Kelly's announcement that she was mandating the closure of all school buildings in the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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It is my plan to communicate daily as we are traversing the COVID-19 pandemic. I may not always have an abundance of information,but I feel the need to let you know what I do know. So.What do I know? I don’t know a lot of absolutes as of now. I have been updated via a video conference with l…

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The USD 415 School Board met on Monday evening, and it was announced at the meeting that long-standing board member Dr. Pete Rosa’ would be stepping down from the board as of the May 11 board meeting.

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The Hiawatha USD 415 School Board met for its regular monthly meeting Monday night and among action items, the board voted to move forward on working with the city to obtain a COPS grant for a School Resource Officer.

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The USD 430 School Board met earlier this month, and the group voted to hire two new coaches, while also accepting the resignations of HHS head football coach Mark Friess, EMS assistant track coach Staci Campbell and the retirement resignation of EMS Social Studies teacher Eli Wenger. The Bo…

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The South Brown County School Board was joined by Tim Lentz of HDIC for their October meeting, with Lentz informing the board that the group is working on a grant to complete the upgrade of the town’s baseball and softball complex.

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After several months of negotiations, the teachers with the Hiawatha District Education Association of USD 415 voted Thursday to accept the district’s offer of a 7.2 increase to the base salary.

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(Editor’s Note: District officials notified the Hiawatha World that the Teacher’s Association voted Thursday morning to accept the offer of 7.2 percent to the base as described in the article below. The agreement will go to the Board of Education for ratification on Nov. 11 at the regular me…

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With the alarming rate of unscrupulous individuals trying to scam people out of their hard earned money, the Brown County Sheriff has copies of “Identity Theft” information booklets available free to the public.

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A 50-year-old Dubois, Neb., man was injured when the semi he was driving overturned near Thrasher and 260th roads on Monday.

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The Hiawatha School Board met for their regular session Monday night and among discussions was a concern by a patron about teachers’ kids being bused across town to the middle and high schools.

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The South Brown County School Board met last Monday evening, and voted to adopt their 2019-2020 budget, which includes a decrease in the mill levy. Thanks to an increase of over $2 million to the district’s assessed valuation, the school was able to decrease their total tax levy from around …

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The USD 415 School Board met on Monday evening, and after a series of Executive Sessions, voted to approve a 4 percent raise for classified staff and administrative employees.

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At Monday’s meeting of the USD 415 School Board, the district will seek to finalize its proposed 2019-2020 budget, which calls for a decrease in the mill levy for the fourth consecutive year.

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The USD 415 School Board met on Monday evening, with Jerad Enneking and Angie Kreider of Rainbow Communications present to discuss the company’s bid to replace the district’s wiring and phones.

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The Board of Education of the Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal No. 615 held its regular June meeting at 6 p.m. on June 18 at the Special Education Annex in Hiawatha.

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The USD 415 School Board met on Tuesday morning and voted to approve a revision to the 2018-19 school year budget, after a late adjustment from the state regarding virtual credits.

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The USD 415 School Board voted Monday evening to hire Educational Consulting Services to put together a long term facilities plan for the district, which put to rest for the time being the ongoing discussion of whether or not to move part of the high school’s shop into the wrestling room.

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The Hiawatha School Board met on Monday evening, and as part of the Consent Agenda, filled many of the district’s vacancies with new hirings.

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After holding a late-May special meeting to accept the resignation of Horton High School principal Fred Winter, the USD 430 met on Monday evening, and agreed to move current Athletic Director Larry Mills into the principal position, while bumping Nick Dowell into a role as Assistant AD.

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The USD 415 School Board met Monday evening, with two board members absent, and heard an update from District Maintenance Coordinator Matt Cluck on recent projects within the district. Cluck also discussed potential future projects and received feedback from the board.

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After an Executive Session at their Monday evening meeting, the USD 415 School Board voted to offer the position of Hiawatha Elementary School Principal to Paul Carver of McPherson.

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Administrators across USD 415 have been busy the last few weeks visiting career fairs at local universities, as the district begins its annual process of replacing outgoing teachers and administrators.

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The board of education of the Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal No. 615 held its regular March meeting at 6 p.m. on March 6 at the Special Education Annex in Hiawatha.

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The Board of Education of Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal No. 615 held its regular February Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Special Education Annex in Hiawatha.

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Weather-delayed from Monday evening, the Hiawatha School Board held its rescheduled February meeting on Wednesday night as Darren Arment addressed the board, requesting changes to the HHS shop curriculum, as well as potential changes to the HMS technology curriculum.

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Superintendent Lonnie Moser took a moment at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the USD 415 school board to address the concern many people have that the school is running out of snow days for the 2018-19 school year and will need to add days to compensate.