(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)
Garden City’s USD-457 Board of Education has selected Jean Clifford as its new President and Tom Blackburn as its Vice-President. The selections were made during the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night.
Board members also pored over the school districts’ 4-core goals and myriad sub goals as staff and faculty prepare for the new school year. The district’s core goals are to: continue to raise academic standards for all students; provide effective management of district resources; continue to refine processes to improve communication; provide a support structure that will maximize learning in a safe, orderly, and healthy environment.
There are a total of 18 sub goals that fall under the umbrella of the main goals.
Board members also heard a brief overview of the proposed $49-million budget for the district. The district employs approximately 700 certified staff and faculty members as well as a variety of noncertified positions.
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