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Working to save students planning to take their own lives
Working to save students planning to take their own lives

The number of Kansas youth planning to take their own life is on the rise. In Cowley County as many as one in four kids says they've come up with a plan.

West High School to start using new weapon detectors on Friday

West High School to start using new weapon detectors on Friday

The Wichita school district has begun receiving advanced metal detectors as part of a new safety measure approved by the Board of Education earlier this year.

Wichita School Board sets pay range for next superintendent

Wichita School Board sets pay range for next superintendent

The Wichita School Board has agreed to offer $300,000 to $325,000 a year to our next superintendent. 

Some high schools installing sensors to detect the use of vapes

Some high schools installing sensors to detect the use of vapes

 As vaping among teens skyrockets, some schools are trying to remedy the problem.

Records identify alleged armed man who tried to enter Derby elementary school

Records identify alleged armed man who tried to enter Derby elementary school

Billy Jack Daniels was arrested at Stone Creek Elementary Tuesday morning

Wichita Public Schools holds signing day for incoming teachers

Wichita Public Schools holds signing day for incoming teachers

Wichita Public schools hold signing day for incoming teachers.

Student body votes on potential new North High mascot

Student body votes on potential new North High mascot

Students at North High voted on a potential new mascot after Wichita Public Schools dropped the school's original, the Redskins, in 2021.

Educators, school boards to state committee: Kansas shorting funds for special education

Educators, school boards to state committee: Kansas shorting funds for special education

Educators and school boards told a special state committee today that Kansas is failing to spend as much money as state law says it should on special education.

Kansas BOE votes to recommend public schools dump Native American mascots

Kansas BOE votes to recommend public schools dump Native American mascots

The Kansas Board of Education has voted to recommend that the state's public schools to retire all Native American mascots within the next five years. 

Kansas school board votes to ban transgender students from certain bathrooms

Kansas school board votes to ban transgender students from certain bathrooms

A Johnson County school district has voted in favor of a transgender policy that bans transgender students from using certain bathrooms.

55 students may have to retake their SATs after they were lost from a UPS truck

55 students may have to retake their SATs after they were lost from a UPS truck

55 kids might have to take the SAT again after the tests were lost by UPS

California district loses half of its student teachers after banning critical race theory

California district loses half of its student teachers after banning critical race theory

California is running out of teachers

Wichita ballot question would change USD 259 BOE elections

Wichita ballot question would change USD 259 BOE elections

A ballot question this year would change how Wichita School board members are elected, making each race only voted on by members of the district they would represent.

Wichita schools meeting with students to discuss future after graduation

Wichita schools meeting with students to discuss future after graduation

Wichita Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Gil Alvarez and district leadership will meet with more than 100 high school students to ask for their opinions about opportunities at school that help them be successful after graduation.

Closings & Delays

Closings & Delays

The latest closings and delays in KAKEland.

Drivers need to be mindful of school kids

Drivers need to be mindful of school kids

With the start of a new school year, things are busy on the road. Students and drivers need to be mindful of each other to make sure everyone is safe.