USD223 Celebrates Our School Board Leaders This January
January 2015 is School Board Recognition Month, and Barnes-Hanover-Linn joins school districts across Kansas to say thank you to these community leaders who volunteer countless hours in their roles as leaders in our community.
We are very fortunate to have seven individuals on our board of education who are committed to an excellent education for every child in our community. They participate in training, read reports and research, attend specialized professional development, and attend monthly board meetings to stay on top of education issues and trends to prepare for the many decisions they are called upon to make. And they do this all on a volunteer basis.
School board members in USD223 develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $5.6 million, 340 students, 85 employees and three buildings.
These advocates for our community and our children preserve the very core of our democracy – public education! We are grateful to have this opportunity to formally say ‘thank you’ for sharing their vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities.
USD223 encourages the entire community to thank a school board member, not only this month but throughout the entire year. School Boards lead so students can achieve.
The men and women serving Barnes-Hanover-Linn and their years of service are Daryl Bott, Diane Gugenhan, Joselyn Kearn, Jim Kruse, Larry Nicholson, Alan Ohlde and Jim Zarybnicky.
Board of Education Openings
USDD223, Barnes-Hanover-Linn School District has four school board positions open for the upcoming election:
Position Currently Held By Area
Position #3 Daryl Bott South of Barnes and Linn
Position #4 Jim Kruse Southern Half of Hanover
Position #5 Diane Gugenhan Northern Half of Hanover
Position #7 Larry Nicholson At-Large
If any district patrons are interested in running for a school board position, you must file with the County Clerk prior to January 27, 2015. More information is available in the USD223 District Office or at the County Clerk’s office.
Due to changing weather conditions, there is always the possibility that classes may have to be dismissed early or cancelled for the day. If school is cancelled or dismissed early you will be notified by our EZ School Message automated parent notification system, which will deliver a phone call, text message or e-mail supplied by parents/guardians for this purpose. If
you answer, you will hear a recorded message. If you don’t answer the message should go to your voicemail. You can also tune to local radio and television stations for updated cancellation notices:
Radio Stations include: Topeka’s WIBW 580AM
Marysville’s KNDY AM/FM
Clay Center’s KCLY AM
Beatrice, NE’s KWBE AM
Fairbury/Beatrice, NE’s KUTT FM / KGMT AM
Television Stations include: Topeka’s WIBW 13
Topeka’s KSNT 27