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Welcome to the Board of Education
By Dr. Bart Goering, Superintendent
From the founding of small country schools and eventually a two-story framed building in 1880, the Spring Hill School District has grown to more than 3,000 students attending six schools. While many changes occurred during the district’s history, one important moment to note is the school unification process that occurred in 1964, which created Unified School District #230 to serve students grades kindergarten through 12. Encompassing 71 square miles, the district now provides educational opportunities to students in Spring Hill, Olathe and Overland Park plus unincorporated areas of Johnson and Miami Counties.
To guide the school district, seven unpaid local citizens are elected to the Spring Hill Board of Education by patrons within district boundaries. Split into three areas, the board is made up of two representatives from each area plus one at-large member.
Board of education members help set policy to guide the district’s operations as well as oversee the hiring of administration and faculty. Board members receive training through the Kansas Association of School Boards to become educated about key issues, policies and legislation involving education. Board members and administrators are also encouraged to be active in educational groups at the state and national level. This ensures that education’s best practices and ideas are leveraged in the district. As a community member, you are encouraged to participate in the governing process by attending board of education meetings.
Board Meetings Now Held at Hilltop Education Center
The former Hilltop Elementary School has found renewed use following a partial renovation. Now known as the Hilltop Education Center, its primary tenant is the Spring Hill School District's virtual high school -- Insight School of Kansas. Insight's headquarters are in one wing of the building. The former gymnasium/cafeteria have also been renovated to be a multi-use meeting space. In addition, most Board of Education meetings are now held at the Center.
During school year: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 - 4:30
During school year: Friday, 7:30 - 4:00
Summer hours: 8:00 to 4:00 (June 4 to July 27: 7:00 to 5:00; closed Fridays)
- Superintendent: Dr. Bart Goering
- Assistant Superintendent: Dr. Wayne Burke
- Board President: Nels Anderson
- Vice President: Doug Updike
- Director of Business/Board Treasurer: Doug Schwinn
- Director of Curriculum: Dr. Karen Brack
- Director of Special Services: Dr. Thomas Lawson
- Director of Communications: Christine Splichal
- Deputy Clerk of the Board: Katie Claar
Board Meeting Information
USD 230 Legal Counsel
The law firm of McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips provides the Spring Hill School District with legal advice and representation as needed. Learn more about Greg Goheen, MVP's lead attorney for the district.