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ESSD delays drug test policy

A student drug testing policy proposed through a policy revision in May won’t go into effect until the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. The one-year delay was approved on…

Excelsior schools awarded 1st annual statewide PBS honor

More than two dozen teachers and administrators from the Excelsior Springs School District attended the MO SW-PBS Summer Training Institute at Tan-Tar-A in Lake Ozark from June 11-13, and the…

School board signs off on 2014-15 budget

The Excelsior Springs Board of Education approved a budget on Monday night that boosts base salaries for both certified and classified staff by two percent and gives step increases where…

School budget draft includes salary increases

Despite the Missouri legislature’s successful override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 509, the proposed budget for the Excelsior Springs School District’s 2014-15 fiscal year still includes increases…

Salary boost hinges on senate bill

With roughly two months left in the Excelsior Springs School District’s fiscal year, and two new board members—including one who’s never served on the board before—the Excelsior Springs Board of…

ESMS’s Stucker named Assistant Principal of the Year

Cheers erupted from the entire student body, faculty and guests at Excelsior Springs Middle School when ESMS Assistant Principal Keelie Stucker entered the gymnasium for a surprise announcement this past…

‘One-to-World’ will put technology in students’ hands

The Excelsior Springs School District will be introducing a new technology initiative starting before school is out this year, but students won’t join the program until January 2015. At last…

Board approves upcoming projects

Tray Harkins was re-elected to his role as president of the Excelsior Springs Board of Education on Monday night, with no dissent from any board members, and Troy Snelling became…

Community center passes; Powell, Buckman, Houck, Shewell, Diebold elected

It’s been a long road to the corner of Tiger Drive and Wornall Road, but the voters spoke on Tuesday to voice their support for a community center that’s been…

Candidates talk community center, goals, promoting ES

Editor’s note: This is part two of The Standard’s coverage of last Tuesday’s candidate forum, held at Excelsior Springs High School. Part one appeared in the Friday, March 28, edition…

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