USD 418 BOE Seeks New Member

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
September 13, 2016

The McPherson School Board of Education is seeking a new member and the deadline for applicants is September 30.

Current board members hope to make the appointment by October 24 to fill the position left by the early departure in June of board member Rhonda Wince.

McPherson’s school board consists of seven members elected to staggered four-year terms. Board meetings are regularly scheduled for 7:00 Monday evenings twice a month for the purpose of establishing or amending school policies; acting on recommendations by the superintendent on matters ranging from personnel to maintenance of facilities; adopting an operating budget and tax rate for the district; and authorizing the spending of budgeted funds.

An agenda is prepared and studied by the board president and superintendent in preparation for each meeting. All votes are recorded, and minutes are kept on permanent record by the Board Clerk.

Because board members actively seek the advice and counsel of district residents, citizens are encouraged to attend board meetings.

Any registered voter who resides within the boundaries of McPherson is eligible to serve on the school board. For more information on how submit an application visit USD 418’s website at