Serving the community of Harrisonville as a school board member for nearly a decade, David Kauffman entered the March 25 board of education meeting on the opposite side of the podium – this time as a spectator rather than a district representative.
Kicking off the meeting with a special recognition of outgoing board member Kauffman’s years of service, the group presented him with a memento as well as gave him a standing ovation in gratitude.
“David has served the school board and city of Harrisonville for three years this time and six years prior to that for a total of nine years,” Superintendent Bryan McDonald said. “I just want to thank him for his outstanding service to this board, the community, and the students of Harrisonville.”
According to Board President Deb Welhoff, Kauffman has served as an invaluable mentor to her.
“Six years ago, you took me under your wing, and you taught me how to do things right,” she said. “I can’t thank you enough for that. Thank you for the service you’ve given to this community. You’ve been wonderful, and you’ll certainly be missed.”
Board members heard a report from Susan Holden, vice president of the Blue Note Booster Club. She shared information on the organization's plans for the school year as well as its efforts to support the high school choirs.
Board members also unanimously approved the district tuition, unaccredited school district tuition, and Cass Career Center tuition for 2014-2015. Tuition for East Lynne Elementary School District is currently $7,050. Administration sought approval to charge $7,207 for the 2014-15 school term. Tuition for students from any unaccredited school district would be $9,735.65.
Tuition for CCC sending schools is currently set at $2,800 for consortium members and $3,100 for non-consortium members. Based on preliminary figures, Gina Smith, Cass Career Center director, is seeking no change for the 2014-2015 school term.