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IB Students Conduct Experiment to ID Problems and Develop Solutions

Students in the International Baccalaureate diploma program at Washburn Rural High School are conducting an experiment at Lake Shawnee in an attempt to determine the extent of any environmental problems affecting the lake. These IB chemistry and biology students will also collaborate to identify what actions should be taken to address the problems they discover. The IB program provides opportunities for students to work in interdisciplinary contexts — biology and chemistry in this case — to reflect upon and solve real-world problems.

Auburn-Washburn passes legislative post audit

District Passes Legislative Post Audit with Flying Colors

On July 29, the Kansas Legislative Post Audit Committee accepted the final report from the division's 2015 Efficiency Audit of the Auburn-Washburn School District. The report noted a number of efficiency efforts the district has already undertaken and made recommendations for additional actions. The opportunity for additional savings or increased revenue is limited.

One member of the LPA Committee recognized that the even if all the recommendations were implemented, the range of possible savings is only 0.3% to 0.6% of the district's total budget. The legislator stated that, "The school district is being run very efficiently."

Read the full report
Read the district's response

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