• Daily Leader staff report
During a work session Wednesday evening, USD No. 480’s Board of Education met with administrators in an effort to discuss strategies to better serve the students of the district for the 2010-11 school year.
Director of Human Resources and Public Relations Paul Larkin released a statement regarding the work session.
“The USD 480 Board of Education, along with central office administration met Wednesday for a professional work session,” the release noted. “The session was facilitated by Dr. Ray Daniels, retired school administrator from the Kansas City, Kan. school district.
“The focus of the evening was to discuss ways to continue to grow and learn as a board member and as a new superintendent,” Larkin continued. “Specifically, establishing responsibilities of the board and building the relationship with the Superintendent.”
Larkin added Superintendent Lance Stout was very pleased with the evening session.
“The board of education and administration are on the same page, focused on what is best for kids,” Stout said. “Not only that, but both groups are willing to continue to work at strengthening their relationship.”
Larkin said future work sessions are being discussed among the board and the administration. Ideas being considered for future meetings include strategic planning and goal setting.