Army Chief of Staff spouse tours new Junction City High School

Army veteran and registered dietitian Maria McConville, spouse of Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville, visited Junction City High School on Thursday to tour the new facility and talk with district personnel about the benefits it will bring to the students, as well as the unique academic structure of the high school’s four career academies: Freshman Success Academy, Fine Arts and Human Services Academy, Business Information and Technology Academy, and Science Engineering and Technology Academy.

New Fort Riley elementary school underway

Work on the new Fort Riley elementary school is proceeding, following the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperative (OLDCC) approving a matching grant for construction of an 81,000 square foot, 390 student capacity school in April. The school will replace Jefferson Elementary on Custer Hill and will include six pre-kindergarten classrooms.

Summary of May 12 USD 475 and Junction City Education Association Negotiations

The team met this evening and discussed a number of different topics. We began with additional work within the duty day in the form of substituting. We then discussed language in the contract for short notice change of assignment for teachers. We then moved on to discuss meetings outside of the duty day. The Pandemic clause was the next item discussed by the team. We finished the evening discussing the supplemental salary changes.