Staff Bulletin |August 15, 2019

Students and parents at open house Wednesday evening hear from 
Mr. Fischer, principal about what to expect this year at the Emporia High School. 
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District News:
Salary Movement:
September 1st is the deadline to submit paperwork for salary movement for the 2019-20 school year. September 1st is a Sunday so please plan accordingly to have your paperwork submitted by Friday, August 31st to Kathy Dreier.  If you have any questions please call Kathy at 341-2329.

District Events:
Enrollment for 2019-20:
Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year has returned to Mary Herbert Education Center. To schedule an appointment to enroll please call 341-2396.
Guadalupe Alcay
accounts payable clerk, Mary Herbert Education Center

Elizabeth Anaya
paraeducator, Village Elementary

Dana Anderson
district maintenance, Operational Services

Evelin Barron
paraeducator, Riverside Elementary

Kynsley Wollenberg
paraeducator, Riverside Elementary

Jordan Swanson
rule 10 asst track coach, Emporia High School

Brittany Weakley
paraeducator, Village Elementary

Sarah Wendling
paraeducator, Timmerman Elementary

Regina Cavallo
paraeducator, USD 253 - Hartford High School

Brenda Galindo
MIS Data Clerk, Mary Herbert Education Center

Jacinda Scrivner
paraeducator, Emporia Middle School

Howard Brammell
paraeducator, USD 251 Northern Heights High School

Sarah Harrington
paraeducator, Emporia High School

Camille Abdel-Jawad
library clerk, Emporia High School

Diana Rodriguez
paraeducator, Maynard Early childhood Center

Sarah Cosgrove
paraeducator, USD 417 Council Grove Jr/Sr High School

Nathan Peck
paraeducator, Timmerman Elementary

Reagan Hill
paraeducator, Riverside Elementary

Amy Heineken
paraeducator, Riverside Elementary

Andrew Boye
paraeducator/teacher aide, Village Elementary

Vivian Fernandez
paraeducator, Emporia middle School

Hannah Hendry-Sherwood
paraeducator, WIlliam Allen White Elementary

Ehryn Henton
paraeducator, William Allen White Elementary

Tonya Hudson
paraeducator, USD 386 Madison High School

Rebecca Grider
paraeducator, USD 251 North Lyon County Elementary

Mindy Clark
paraeducator, Village Elementary

Breanne Newton
paraeducator USD 417 Council Grove Elementary

Tina Mauzey
bus driver, Transportation

Joyce Miller
bus paraeducator, Transportation

Janessa Jones
paraeducator, USD 386 Madison High School

Rachel Johnson
paraeducator, Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative

Veronica Chneider
paraeducator, Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative

Edyth Hernandez Zuniga
teacher aide, Emporia Middle School

Kelly Brown
paraeducator, USD 252 Neosho Rapids Elementary

Lacie Goering
paraeducator, Emporia High School

Jennifer Raygoza Escobar
health office aide/office aide, Maynard Early Childhood Center

Marilyn Smith
paraeducator, USD 417 Council Grove Jr/Sr High School

Mark Schuber
bus driver,Transportation

Debbie Hall
paraeducator, Emporia Middle School

McKenzie Thrasher
rule 10 asst volleyball coach

Larissa Dustyhorn
paraeducator, Logan Avenue - Connections Program

Nayely Zuniga
paraeducator/teacher aide, Logan Avenue

Nikki Rice
paraeducator/teacher aide, Logan Avenue

Kaleigh Enneking
paraeducator/teacher aide, Logan Avenue

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Emporia Middle School students along with their parents pick up information as they arrive at open house.

Students and parents at Village Elementary open house meet new teacher Mr. Matt Esau at open house.

Board Approvals:
  • minutes from July 31
  • July/August fiscal payments
  • grant of $1,827.56 from the Clint Bowyer 79 fund through the Emporia Community Foundation to purchase items for Annisa Lord's STEAM classroom at Village Elementary
  • Memorandum of Agreement between Emporia State University and Emporia Public Schools to offer five concurrent credit courses at Emporia High School
  • participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program with KSDE
  • disposal of district technology surplus via internet auction
  • district administration will work collaboratively with HTK Architects to begin discussions on the process to include a new early learning facility as part of the proposed bond issue. 
  • USD 253 2019-20 Budget Click here for budget
  • Resolution No. 2020-7 Bond Election to be added to the ballot in the General Election on November 5th, 2019 Click here for the Resolution
Board Information:
  • Bond Update : Wednesday evening the  following message was emailed to all district staff, parents, media and posted on social channels explaining the change in bond vote to the General Election on November 5th, 2019.
"Due to a technical error related to the statutorily required notice of bond election publication, we are electing to delay the September 5 USD 253 mail in bond election and are moving the election to the November 5, 2019 General Election Ballot. This will  allow the required information to be correctly published and to ensure we follow statutory guidelines. This technical error was brought to our attention this morning and as a result it is necessary to move the election to November 5 th .  This will ensure we satisfy all of our legal obligations related to the publication requirements.  
While this delays our original timeline, we want to maintain transparency with this process and ensure the validity of an election. We will utilize this extra time to continue providing information regarding the bond to the public. Our focus remains with the 2019-20 school year and the upcoming November election. School officially starts tomorrow for all new, transfer, sixth, and ninth grade students.  Classes begin on Friday for all students."

Future Board Calendar Dates:
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting, Mary Herbert Education Center 
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting, Mary Herbert Education Center
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting, Mary Herbert Education Center

Members of The Emporia Board of Education

  Emporia Public Schools
1700 W 7th Ave
Emporia, Kansas 66801