Public Meeting on the future of RCMS
The public is invited to a meeting conducted by Pioneer Group, Inc., Topeka, Kansas on Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00 PM at the Republic County Middle School Auditorium concerning the future development of the school and surrounding property. The RCMS building has received the state and federal historic registry designation necessary to qualify for historic renovation tax credits. On May 17, the Kansas Housing Corporation announced the projects that will receive housing tax credits during this funding cycle. Preliminary information indicated that this project will receive the necessary housing tax credits.
At the meeting Mr. Freeman and his associates will explain the details of the housing project to those interested and will respond to questions. This is an exciting opportunity for the Belleville and Republic County area and will provide for decades to come a quality use for the old “Belleville High School” while meeting a community need for adequate housing.
The Board of Education would like to thank our new retirees for their many years of service to USD-455, USD-427, and USD-109. Pictured from left to right are the following staff, along with their years of service to education.
Jean Popelka, 4th Grade, 36 years
Barb Janasek, FACS & Computers, 42 years
Barb Cherney, 3rd Grade, 31.5 years
Linda Melton, Resource, 43 years
Kathie Stroh, Resource Para, 30 years
Brian Harris, Superintendent, 37 years
Pam Hammer, 5th Grade, 25 years
Rosemary Burt, Psychologist, 36 years
Donna Frye, Resource, 36.5 years
This represents 317 total years of service to education.
25-Year Service Award
Reaching 25 years of service to education at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year, the following teachers are recognized by USD-109 for their service to our students.
Jann Gieber, HS Math
Kerry Johnson, Title I & MTSS
Pam Hammer, 5th Grade
Docking Institute Facilities Survey
The Docking Institute Facilities Survey results were presented Monday, May 13, to the USD-109 Board of Education. Dr. Gary Brinker, Director of the Institute, reviewed the results with the board at that meeting. Dr. Brinker indicated that between 850 and 875 completed surveys were returned which is between 40% and 50% of likely voters.
Docking Institute Facilities Survey Final Results (May 17, 2013)