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Board of Trustees hold April meeting: Broadcasting students recognized, Union moves to traditional bargaining among others

The Board of Trustees meets every month on the second Tuesday. The April meeting was held Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Dankert Trustee Board Room of the Welcome Center. The call to order began promptly at 4:30 p.m. followed by the pledge of allegiance and approval of agenda. The meeting began with… Continue reading Board of Trustees hold April meeting: Broadcasting students recognized, Union moves to traditional bargaining among others

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Faculty form Committee: Jolly, Braungardt and Sherrer will start as trustees in January 2022

Ally Davis Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Butler County voters made changes to the college’s Board of Trustees. Kim Braungardt unseated Doug Law, of District 2 Position 5, by 72 votes, according to Butler County, Kansas, election results. Linda Jolly beat John Laffen, of District 1 Position 4, by 461 votes, and David Sherrer beat Stephen Mills, of District 3 Position 6, by… Continue reading Faculty form Committee: Jolly, Braungardt and Sherrer will start as trustees in January 2022

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Covid protocols to change in late May: Butler professor feels unsafe to return to campus

Hallie Mayes Managing Editor During the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 13, math professor, Rue Ann Olmstead, during the Public Comment section, explaining she does not yet feel safe to return to campus. Stemming from underlying medical issues, Olmstead has type 1 diabetes and feels there is no harm in maintaining the mask… Continue reading Covid protocols to change in late May: Butler professor feels unsafe to return to campus

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Employees invited to VPA open forum: Nevill speaks of the importance of IT, digital learning, supporting students through technology

Maya Hall Editor-in-Chief Tom Nevill, a Springfield, Illinois, native, was the third of three candidates invited by the college to meet with employees at an open forum in El Dorado on Friday, April 23. President Kim Krull first introduced Nevill, then went on to list his qualifications and achievements before having him come up to the… Continue reading Employees invited to VPA open forum: Nevill speaks of the importance of IT, digital learning, supporting students through technology

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Board of Trustees hold their meeting for October

Maya Hall Editor-in-Chief The following information was taken from the Board of Trustees meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Each quotation is written as it was said in the meeting.   On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting to discuss various items. Out of the Board of Trustee members, only… Continue reading Board of Trustees hold their meeting for October

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Board of Trustees pass mill levy setting it at 16.681 mills

Maya Hall Editor-in-Chief There is an important part in discussing a school’s yearly budget that most may not know about, and it is called the mill levy.   In their past few meetings, the Board of Trustees has been discussing the budget of the 2020-2021 school year. The meetings about the budget also includes the discussion… Continue reading Board of Trustees pass mill levy setting it at 16.681 mills

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Board of Trustees discuss budget, new programs in September meeting

Annette Berntsen Butler Lantern The following information was taken from the Board of Trustees meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Each quotation is written as it was said during the meeting.   On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Board of Trustees met to vote on the 2020-21 mill levy budget and discuss the possibility of implementing new… Continue reading Board of Trustees discuss budget, new programs in September meeting

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Andover project stalls amid legal hoops

Caelin Bragg Lantern Staff Butler Community College’s Andover project has reached a standstill as it is allowed to begin construction on the 5000 building but has not received permission to build its planned facilities and management building. Butler’s Board of Trustees filed for declaratory action against the City of Andover in May earlier this year,… Continue reading Andover project stalls amid legal hoops

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Trustees sue Andover following expansion headaches 

Caelin Bragg  Butler Lantern The Butler Community College Board of Trustees have issued a lawsuit against the City of Andover because of the city’s demands for payment of infrastructure improvements at the 5000 building before the college is allowed to expand its campus.  The petition from Butler, filed on Thursday, May 16 by Ray Connell, of the El Dorado law… Continue reading Trustees sue Andover following expansion headaches