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The USD 430 School Board met on Monday evening and ratified a negotiated agreement with staff. A $0.25 raise was approved for all classified staff, while a 2% increase passed for the district’s 5 administration staff members, while principals and the Curriculum Director were moved to 12-mont…

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While many were hopeful for a “back to normal” fall within the schools, unfortunately dealing with the COVID-19 is the “new reality.”

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The Board of Education of the Brown County Kansas Special Education Interlocal 615 held its regular August Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. on August 5, 2020 at the Special Education Annex in Hiawatha. Jeff Brockhoff called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Those present were: Becky S…

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The Hiawatha USD 415 School Board met in a special meeting on Monday morning and was at a consensus to welcome students back in an on-site setting when school opens during the first week of September.

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After much discussion that at times became a little heated, the Hiawatha School District voted 5-2 Tuesday night to get students back into the classroom on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Superintendent Lonnie Moser shared his takeaways from the state’s suggestions on re-opening schools with the Hiawatha School Board at Monday’s meeting, with a heavy focus on the still-uncertain near future.

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The USD 415 School Board met on Monday evening, and after interviewing candidates Jacquie Kerl and Andrea Groth, the Board voted 4-2 to appoint Groth to fill the remainder of Dr. Pete Rosa’s term.

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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…