What happened to the school board meeting?

This past Monday there was no Wichita school board meeting because they only meet every second and fourth Monday. But this week, board members attended the retirement and longevity banquet honoring employees who have served in the district for several years.

Among this year’s retirement list are some pretty big heavy hitters. Galen Davis, the district’s safety services executive director will be leaving. Along with Mary Ellen Isaac who is in charge of the district’s curriculum focus and Emile McGill in charge of early childhood education. John Updegrove, who is one of the district’s statistics guru will be retiring as well. Updegrove is best known for reciting numbers such as enrollment, percentage of minorities students, and how many parents deferred in the busing lottery, by memory.

The next board meeting is May 21 and the agenda for that will be available the afternoon of May 17.