Theresa Freed

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Education, employment central issues of Kansas House District 38 race
October 25, 2010
Republican incumbent Anthony Brown, a Eudora carpenter, is running against Democrat Roberta Eveslage, a retired educator from Lenexa.
A conversation with two Eudora chiefs
August 11, 2010
This has been a busy year, full of turnover, for Eudora public safety. The city has welcomed two new officials to the top jobs in both the police and fire departments. Several months after taking over, the chiefs said they’re quickly learning how to protect the town on small budgets.
De Soto school district increasing bus ridership fees
Base rate raised to $210 annually starting with 2002-2003 school year
March 7, 2002
In its latest cost-cutting move, the De Soto USD 232 school board agreed to increase fees for bus transportation for the 2002-2003 school year.
USD 232 looking at $1.9 million in cuts
Woodsonia on chopping block
January 10, 2002
Facing an almost certain cut in state aid, a committee of De Soto USD 232 administrators has suggested $1.9 million in cost-saving measures that includes the closing of Woodsonia Elementary.
USD 232 endorses new laptop program
$1.5 million plan would bring hand-held computers into all USD 232 schools by 2005
December 6, 2001
De Soto USD 232’s second attempt to find a technology solution was unveiled at Monday’s board of education meeting when the Technology Study Committee presented a $1.5 million plan to introduce laptop computers to classrooms.
New curriculum review schedule coming
December 6, 2001
Parents can now expect to encounter more frequent changes in their children’s curriculum as the district attempts to improve state assessment test scores, De Soto USD 232 curriculum director Doug Powers told the school board Monday.
School boundaries take shape
November 21, 2001
The USD 232 Board of Education redrew the boundaries for east-side elementaries Monday by accepting an option that would add the subdivisions Deerfield Trace and Mill Creek Meadows to 47th Street Elementary.
Study says state schools spending too much for administrative costs
November 15, 2001
In a prelude to next year’s legislative debate on education funding, a local lawmaker and USD 232 official dispute the worth of a recent study on school finance.
Terrorism concerns cancels planned Florida band trip
November 8, 2001
Fears of airline security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks put an end to a planned Mill Valley High School trip.
Council borrows to pay water bill, vows higher rates
November 8, 2001
Unwilling to pass the water department’s bills on to taxpayers, the De Soto City Council agreed to dip into the city utilities reserve account to make up a $150,000 shortfall in the department’s 2001 budget.

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