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Barely a month has passed when area youth stepped into their classrooms and surrounded themselves in climates of encouraging attitudes at Atchison County Community Schools USD No. 377.

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Some changes to the district bullying policy are among the topics USD No. 409 Board of Education members might likely discuss when they gather for their regular meeting this week.

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Graduation day has been moved up one week ahead of the initial schedule for seniors enrolled at Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School in Effingham.

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The USD No. 409 budget has been unanimously approved by school board members for the current school year with an overall 0.187 mill decrease for taxpayers.

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USD No. 409 Board of Education members will gather in special session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the board office for the purpose of a public hearing concerning the presented 2018-19 budget.

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Without any public comment heard, USD No. 377 Board of Education members unanimously adopted the 2018-19 budget as presented after a public hearing Aug. 14 with hopes it might ease the burden on taxpayers.

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The repair costs remain unknown pending a review from the insurance adjuster concerning extensive water damage at Atchison County Junior Senior High school in Effingham.

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The time is near for all who want to make opinions known or hear what some might have to say about the Atchison Public Schools Redmen and Braves mascots.

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Atchison Public Schools USD No. 409 Board of Education members plan to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the community room at the board office with a full agenda and plenty to talk about.

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Despite a reduction of more than 2 mills proposed for the new school year, the USD No. 377 Board of Education members have proposed a $681,133 increase in expenditures.

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When teens enter Atchison High School within the next few days they will likely notice some student safety initiatives have stepped up a few paces.

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Atchison Public School leaders plan to gather in special session noon on Thursday in the board office to present their proposed 2019 budget for publication.

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Highland Community College is looking to expand the diesel technology program at the tech center in Atchison, and USD No. 409 leaders say they are willing to help.

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The community forum for all to come and have their say about the Atchison High School and Atchison Middle School mascots is on its way.

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USD No. 409 members laid down some new laws at schools concerning cellphones and some other electronic devices with few exceptions to the rules for the new school year.

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USD No. 377 Board of Education members plan to meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the central office along Main Street in Effingham.

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A public forum to give stakeholders a chance to express themselves about the Redmen and Braves mascots are inching forward.

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The recommended hires for two new positions for Atchison Public Schools were unanimously approved Friday when USD No. 409 Board of Education members gathered for a special meeting session.

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A quest seeking authority to annually raise the capital outlay budget up to eight mills remains on the table for USD No. 377 Board of Education members to decide at a later date.

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The Redmen mascot issue is marching closer to a resolution, but Atchison Public Schools USD No. 409 leaders are seeking more public input before they make a decision.

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USD No. 409 Board of Education members will gather for their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, in the community room at the board office.

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USD No. 377 Board of Education members will gather for their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the central office, 306 Main St. in Effingham.

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When it comes to education, there is perhaps no weightier and more hotly contested issue than state funding, and local education leaders heard from a pair of advocates for more K-12 dollars this week.

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USD 377 patrons managed to beat the clock minutes before deadline to officially protest granting district leaders authority to raise the capital outlay fund by an additional four mils.

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Atchison Public School leaders are hopeful that the availability of grant funding might bring the presence of school resource officers (SROs) to some facilities in the district.

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USD 377 Board of Education members will convene during a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, in the board room at the district’s central office in Effingham.

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Redmen forever, or something new, will be one of the topics USD 409 leaders will hear about when they gather in regular meeting session at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14 at the school board office.

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A board newcomer has taken her seat at the table and a current bus driver has rolled up to take on a new position for the coming school year in the Atchison County Community Schools district.

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USD 377 Board of Education members expect to meet for their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the central office in Effingham.

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An Effingham woman will fill the empty seat at the USD 377 Board of Education table left vacant since mid-February.

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A report concerning the quest for one of their own will be one of the main topics USD 377 Board of Education members will hear when they gather for their monthly meeting.

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Head Football Coach Jim Smith crossed a milestone into Atchison High School history with 20 years of coaching service and more than 100 wins to teams’ credit.

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Atchison Public Schools USD 409 Board of Education members plan to gather for their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Atchison High School, 1500 W. Riley St.

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A proposed change in eligibility requirements for sports and activities is on the table for USD 377 school board members to consider implementing in forthcoming school years.

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The fate of the Atchison High School Redmen and Atchison Middle School Braves mascots might likely remain at the crossroads awhile longer.

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Topics previously put on hold will arise from the table and come to the forefront for USD 409 Board of Education members to address at 7 p.m. Monday at the board office.

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When USD 377 Board of Education members convene at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the board office in Effingham, replacing one of their own will be a key matter of business.

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Some new club proposals, personnel, operations and calendars are among the items USD 409 Board of Education members expect to address at their upcoming meeting.