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USD 383’s final OK of redistricting map expected

By Bryan Richardson

The new district map for elementary schools will be up for final approval at the USD 383 Board of Education meeting, which starts at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center.

The redistricting effort, which will go into place next school year, is designed to add students to Lee Elementary after its post-construction building growth.

The following neighborhoods would be assigned to each school (with additions in parenthesis):

Amanda Arnold: Arbor, CiCo Park, Claflin West, Lee Mill, Miller Ranch, S Anderson, Sharingbrook, West Kimball, Westbank.

Bluemont: Blue River, Bluehills, Bluemont N, Flinthills, Tuttle Cove (Deep Creek North, Deep Creek South, Dempsey, Fairmont, KS-177, KS-177 South, Lafayette, Lake Elbo, McDowell Creek, Military Trail, Moritz, Pillsbury Crossing, US-24 North, US-24 South, Zeandale).

Frank Bergman: Candlewood, Cedar Creek, Colbert Hills, Ft. Riley South, Little Kitten North, Manhattan Ave. South, Marlatt West, Redbud, Riverchase, Tuttle Creek Blvd. West (Amherst).

Lee: College Heights, Garden Way, Grandview, Jardine, Scenic Dr. E, West Anderson, Westwood (Brookville, Colonial Gardens, Country Meadows, Pebblebrook).

Marlatt: Browning S, Hillview, Meadowood, Rogers, Sargent, Seaton, Seth Child North, Tatarrax (Rocky Ford, Tuttle Creek Blvd., Valleywood).

Northview: Blue Valley, Butterfield, Dix, Knox, Nelson’s Landing, Northview.

Ogden: Airport, Eureka, K-18 South, Ogden, Random Woods (Sunrise West).

Theodore Roosevelt: Poyntz West, Stagg Hill East, Stagg Hill West.

Woodrow Wilson: Downtown, Green Valley N, Green Valley S, Timber Creek, Timber Creek East.

iPad grants

Some USD 383 schools will be in line to purchase iPads to facilitate student learning thanks mostly to grant money.

Northview, Bergman, Ogden, Amanda Arnold and Marlatt elementary schools as well as STEM Summer Institute, College Hill Preschool, ESL/MEP and the teaching and learning department would be the recipients of these iPads.

Northview, Bergman and Ogden all received 21st Century Community Learning Center grants from the Kansas State Department of Education. Lee and Theodore Roosevelt, in collaboration with Boys’ and Girls’ Club, also received the grants.

The final action measure would have the district buy 310 iPads and 13 Learning Labs from Apple for nearly $200,000. The funding comes from CLC grants, the Department of Defense Education Activity STEM grant, Best Buy partnership, capital outlay, at-risk and title funds.


East campus work

The construction documents for Manhattan High East Campus are up for board approval.

Construction officials informed the board in November that the district could get more for its money with a revamping of the plan. MHS East is the last major renovation project under the $97.5 million bond issue.

The delay allowed for documents to be drawn accommodating new aspects to the project, which includes complete gym renovation and adjustments to how the main building will be renovated.

It isn’t expected to affect the project timeline since the majority of the work will take place during the summer.

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