USD 259 Superintendent lays out expectations for Mondays BOE meeting

USD 259 Schools Superintendent

WICHITA, Kansas – USD 259 Board of Education meeting Monday night is sure to have many supporters of Michael Kelley, demanding action on the changing of a policy dealing with special needs kids earning a varsity letter.

Sunday afternoon, KSN sat down with Superintendent John Allison, who laid out his expectations and hope for the meeting.

“They’ll be the opportunity for folks to express their thoughts and opinions, the board may have questions, ask for more information,” said Allison.

Allison detailed the procedure the board will follow, saying it’s an involved process.

“If you think of a business meeting, there’s the discussion, the information gathering and then there might be a particular direction they’ll want to move,” said Allison

The superintendent tells KSN, the board frequently asks for his recommendations when making their decision.

So KSN asked the Superintendent what his recommendation would be right now.

“My recommendation at this point in time is lets see what the Tri County League, who operates these events for our students, lets see what their recommendations are,” said Allison.

Superintendent Allison points out, on a change in policy, decisions do not happen immediately.

Allison feels with this kind of decision, it could take some time and thought.

“It’s too important to just knee-jerk, right now, because we want to do it right, it has impact for our students,” said Allison.

KSN has reached out to board members Sunday and only one answered our call, so far.

None have given any indication, at this point, what their thoughts are on a district-wide policy.


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