Marysville USD 364 teachers rejected a proposal to adopt the Gemini II Kansans Can school redesign project.
Nineteen Kansas schools opted for the effort, and those districts will redesign at least one elementary and one secondary school around the state board of education outcomes of kindergarten readiness, individual plans of study, improvement in graduation and post-secondary rates and social and emotional growth.
The selection represents the third round of districts joining the redesign efforts. The original seven districts will launch their redesign programs at the start of the next school year. Twenty-one Gemini I districts will launch either this fall or next. Clay County USD 379: including Garfield Elementary, Wakefield Elementary, Clay Center Community Middle, Clay Center Community High and Wakefield High will participate in Gemini II.
The Marysville school board had voted to consider the adoption, contingent on a teacher vote. Superintendent Bill Mullins said that the consensus of teachers was that many good things were going on in the district, and efforts initiated in recent years as one of seven innovative districts in the state will continue.