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Middle School Teachers Present to USD 308 BOE


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The USD 308 Board of Education heard from the Redesign Team from Hutchinson Middle School – 7 at their meeting on Monday (March 27, 2023).

March is Middle School Education Month, and the Redesign Team from HMS-7 presented their plans and current programs for engaging middle school students in educational growth. Teachers Brian Brillhart, Mary Rains, and Shandi Webster shared examples of how they have implemented Redesign goals into their school day, and how students have responded and thrived with the new programming.

Examples of programming implemented through Redesign are Club Days, Genius Hour and project-based learning. 

 Also during Monday’s meeting, the Board:

  • Heard updates from Superintendent Dr. Dawn Johnson on topics including:

    • Strategic Planning & Facility Planning Update

    • Reno County Leaders Luncheon

    • Hosting Chamber Luncheon on July 19th at HCTEA

    • HR Study Review

  • Heard Board Committee Reports

  • Approved Minutes of the 3-13-23 Board Meeting

  • Approved Resolution to Adopt Restated 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan for Hutchinson Public Schools

  • Approved LVT Flooring – Morgan & Wiley

  • Approved Leader In Me Contract Renewal

  • Approved Treasurer’s Report – Feb 2023

  • Approved Annual Skyward Business Renewal

  • Approved PAT Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USD 308, 309, 312, 313, for 2023-2024

  • Approved Head Start Annual Continuation Grant Application

  • Approved Gifts to Schools

  • Approved Personnel Report

Click here to see the full detailed information on the Board Agenda.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Monday, April 10, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the USD 308 Administrative Center, 1520 N Plum.