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USD 308 Board Approves Exception to Virtual School Graduation Policy


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The USD 308 Board of Education approved an exception to the Hutchinson Virtual School (HVS) handbook on Monday (May 8, 2023).

The change will allow HVS students the choice to walk in the 2023 Hutchinson High School (HHS) graduation ceremony. Previously, HVS graduates only had the opportunity to walk in their own ceremony; however, the change will mean that students can opt to join HHS students at the commencement ceremony held at Hutchinson Sports Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Also at the meeting, the board approved a special meeting to be on May 15, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Hutchinson Career & Technical Education Academy to discuss proposed solutions to the current teacher shortage the district is facing. 

 Also during Monday’s meeting, the Board:

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

    • Financial Audit Update

    • Special Education Audit Update

    • Board Vacancy Position Applications

    • Teacher Shortage Update

  • Heard Board Committee Reports

  • Approved Minutes of the 04-24-23 Board Meeting

  • Approved HVS Early Graduation

  • Approved 2023-2024 BOE Meeting Dates

  • Approved Skyward Student Renewal

  • Approved Accounts Payable April 2023

  • Approved HMS-8 P.E. Locker Replacement

  • Approved Head Start Cubicle System Purchase

  • Approved Gifts to Schools

  • Approved Grants

  • Approved Personnel Report

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

The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Monday, May 22, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the USD 308 Administrative Center, 1520 N Plum.