Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers was in Riley County Friday to present prizes to USD 383. He visited two elementary schools. Rogers presented $2,500 to Ogden Elementary School and $1,000 to Lee Elementary ESOL teacher Heidi Peoples. The randomly drawn prizes will purchase school supplies. There were more than 2,300 nominations in the Choose My [...]
The weather Saturday was perfect for learning a new skill, and USD 383 set up a closed course to allow the public to try driving a school bus. The event served as a way to draw in more potential drivers as the district tries to overcome workforce shortages. There was a variety of vehicles available [...]
Enrollment is up at Manhattan-Ogden Schools, nearing pre-pandemic levels. USD 383 Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid delivered the annual enrollment report to the school board Wednesday, noting the district saw a significant increase in enrollment numbers compared to last year. Some of the larger increases were seen in the secondary schools, in particular at Manhattan High [...]
The Little Apple Pilot Club recently received a $2,500 grant to support Oliver Brown Elementary School with a makerspace. The grant comes from the Pilot International Founders Fund. Little Apple Pilot Club member Ann Knackendoffel explains. Pilot International is a foundation which aims to influence positive change in communities throughout the world. The local Club [...]
Riley County first responders started three-day-long training exercises yesterday (Tuesday) to help improve response times and interagency coordination in the event of an active violence scenario. Members of RCPD, Manhattan Fire Department, Riley County EMS, KSU PD, volunteers, representatives from USD 383 and other law enforcement partners gathered at Anthony Middle School for this year’s training. Riley County EMS Assistant Director [...]
A succession plan for the Manhattan-Ogden superintendent position was approved Wednesday by the USD 383 school board. As part of that, Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid was named the successor to Dr. Marvin Wade, upon Wade’s retirement on a 6-1 vote, with Christine Weixelman opposing. The board voted to update the superintendent job description to no [...]The post USD 383 board votes on superintendent succession plan; Reid named successor to Wade appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Kansas lawmakers cleared the first hurdle Tuesday on a ban on transgender athletes in girl’s and women’s school sports. The 27-12 Senate vote on SB 484 gave conservatives the necessary two-thirds majority needed for a veto override. Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a similar effort last year, but Republicans fell one vote shy of overriding a [...]The post Kansas Senate advances measures targeting transgender participation in sports, school transfers appeared first on News Radio KMAN.
Masking will be optional for K-12 students in Manhattan-Ogden Schools beginning next week after the school board voted 6-1 Wednesday to change modalities for its pandemic response plan. It was a move that wasn’t totally unexpected, since district officials said two weeks ago they were targeting Feb. 21 as switching to mask-optional, based on metrics [...]
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Manhattan Public Library and Susan B. Anthony Middle School are teaming up to increase students’ access to digital reading materials. According to the library, they have formed a partnership that provides access to thousands of age-appropriate books for students’ use inside the classroom, at home, or anywhere 24/7. Middle school students can now use Sora [...]
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The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 board of education will consider optional masking at all buildings in the district. Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade is presenting an updated pandemic response plan to the board during its Feb 16 meeting. The recommendation would remove universal masking mandates in the district and replace it with optional mask wearing. Exceptions include [...]
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