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Attendance push spreads through ES School District

Just weeks after Excelsior Springs High School Principal John Newell announced new, beefed-up attendance expectations for the 2015-2016 school year, the rest of the schools in the Excelsior Springs School…

Changes coming next school year

This school year is winding down, but when students return to the classroom in August they’ll have some changes—approved at the Monday, May 11, meeting of the Excelsior Springs Board…

Board okays third budget revision

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 7-0 on Monday night, April 13, to approve their third revision to the 2014-2015 budget. This latest revision includes more than $9 million…

ESSD minimizes insurance hike by switching carriers

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education approved a health insurance plan for 2015-2016 with an 11.2 percent increase over last year’s premiums—but only because they are switching insurance from Blue…

Morgan, Eales retain seats on council

Incumbents Brad Eales and Sonya Morgan will be keeping their seats on the Excelsior Springs City Council, after successfully weathering a challenge from political newcomer Ron Warner. The final, but…

District implementing random drug testing for ES high school students

Less than a dozen parents came to an informational meeting held at the Excelsior Springs High School Performing Arts Center in regards to the district’s new drug testing policy for…

Gala raises over $53K to support education

Saturday, March 14 was a memorable night for education in Excelsior Springs as supporters, alumni and community leaders gathered and collectively donated over $53,000. This support came in the form…

Oligschlaeger says Tiger Path helps students improve

So far this school year, fewer than six dozen students have attended the Tiger Path alternate school program in the Excelsior Springs School District. Director of Student Services Erin Oligschlaeger…

7th grade sports starting up again

Seventh grade athletes will have an outlet for their sporting activities starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The Excelsior Springs Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday night, March 9, to…

Truancy ordinance remains in limbo

A proposal to establish a truancy law to bolster attendance in the Excelsior Springs School District remains in detention, as attorneys for the city and the school district disagree on…

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