Beatrice Public Schools Drops GNSA Membership

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Public School District is pulling its membership in the Greater Nebraska Schools Association, opting instead to continue with an organization called STANCE….Schools Taking Action For Nebraska Children’s Education.

The District 15 Board’s vote, taken Monday night, will save the district a $2,500 membership fee.  There is currently no dues payment for membership in STANCE.

School Board member Andy Maschmann has been a board representative to GNSA.  He says belonging to the organization requires a greater time commitment for Superintendent Pat Nauroth.

:47                  “on it”

School officials said both GNSA and STANCE are worthwhile organizations.  GNSA’s membership dues have increased this year.  The topic of GNSA membership could be revisited by the board, in the future.

At Monday night’s Beatrice School Board meeting, final approval was given to several policy changes or updates.  Those included policies dealing with building principals, the position of Director of Financial and Business Affairs, sale and disposal of school property, workplace privacy, a prohibition on aiding and abetting sexual abuse, the rights of homeless students, and a policy on academic progress.

Beatrice school officials are expressing their gratitude for community support of homecoming activities that took place last week.   BPS Athletics and Activities Director Neal Randel says several people got involved in putting on events leading up to and including Friday night’s homecoming activities and football victory over Waverly.

:37                  “grateful for that”

Head Coach Kevin Meyer’s Orangemen Football team donned pink jerseys for a “Pink-Out” night at the House of Orange.

:30                  “success of homecoming”

Wearing pink has become the go-to color to call attention to the fight against breast cancer and other types of cancer.

School Board President Lisa Pieper called the homecoming activities a great community event, recognizing students and staff for their help.