Supreme Court justices to visit MES

Staff writer

Two Kansas Supreme Court justices will be visiting Marion Elementary School on Oct. 6.

Lawton Nuss, chief justice, and Marla Luckert, will speak with and take questions from students at an assembly.

Superintendent Lee Leiker pointed out to board members Monday that the timing of their visit coincides with the issue of a lawsuit by school districts against the state over school funding.

Members of the public can attend the 1:30 p.m. assembly.

Board of education members got a good report from auditors at Monday night’s meeting.

“It’s a clean opinion, that’s what you want,” said Darren Anderson of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd.

Anderson said one of the changes from last year’s audit is that the school received additional tax money.

In other business, members:

  • Approved hiring Cheyenne Jeffery as cheerleading co-sponsor;
  • Modified wording of the Navrat scholarship to clarify that “one or more scholarships” can be awarded each year; and
  • Appointed Brea Campbell as middle school girls’ assistant basketball coach.

Last modified Sept. 14, 2016