Their terms will not begin until after the first of the year, but three people who were elected to the Leavenworth Board of Education have already taken an oath of office.

Their terms will not begin until after the first of the year, but three people who were elected to the Leavenworth Board of Education have already taken an oath of office.

Mike Carney, Doug Darling and Alisa Mahone Murphy took the oath Wednesday at the start of a Board of Education meeting.

Carney and Darling currently serve on the school board and were elected to additional four-year terms Nov. 7. Their new terms will not begin until January.

Murphy was elected to her first term during last week's election. She will not officially begin serving on the board until January.

Carney, Darling and Murphy were the only people who filed for the three Leavenworth school board positions that were up for election this year.

Kevin Gullett, who administered the oath as the board clerk, said the law required the winning candidates to complete the oath within 30 days of the certification of the election results.

The results were certified on Monday.

Also during Wednesday's meeting, board members approved the purchase of four vans that will be used to transport staff and students to athletic events and other activities.

Board members approved a bid for the purchase of four Ford Transit vans from Shawnee Mission Ford for a total of $113,456.

This price does not reflect the possible trade-in of four vans that are being replaced.

Director of Facilities Matt Dedeke said the school district can receive $19,000 for trading in the vans, or district officials can sell the vans that are being replaced. A decision has not yet been made regarding whether the old vans will be traded in or sold.

During the meeting, Superintendent Mike Roth handed out copies of a proposed calendar for the next school year.

Roth said input is being sought by staff members. Board members will discuss the calendar in December.

He said the calendar will come up for a final vote in January.

"So this is two months out before you have to vote on it," Roth said.

The proposed 2018-2019 calendar has the same number of school days as the current year.

According to the proposed calendar, the first day of classes would be Aug. 15. The last day of classes would be May 24, 2019. The Leavenworth High School graduation for that school year would be May 18, 2019.

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