National School Security Guard Week:
September 16 - 22 is National School Security Guard Week. We would like to thank our district security guards Larry Clay, Jeff Illk and Willie Turner. They work hard everyday to provide security services at all of our activities and buildings.
September 15 Paycheck:
The September 15 paycheck is the first payroll for all employees in the current contract year. Be sure to check your pay stub in Skyward to make sure all of your deductions are correct. If you have questions, call Stephanie Morgan at 341-2228 or Erica Markley at 341-2428 in the Payroll Office.
October 1 Early Retirement:
October 1st is the deadline for certified staff to submit to the Board of Education early notification for resignation or retirement and receive the $1,000 bonus.
KPERS Optional Life Insurance:
KPERS Optional Life Insurance open enrollment is September 1-30. As part of your KPERS benefits, you have the opportunity to purchase additional coverage beyond KPERS basic life insurance. You can decide how much you need and pay your premiums through payroll deduction. For additional information please review the KPERS handout
Open Enrollment Handout
Get Your Motor Running 5K. Join us for the third annual Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative Occupational and Physical Therapies 5K run,
Saturday, October 6, 2018
. Be sure to register by
, to receive the discounted rate and be guaranteed a t-shirt.
All employees should have received information about the 2018 United Way of the Flint Hills campaign. Please return pledge forms to your building or department United Way captain by September 20.
Healthier Lyon County Coalition:
If you would like to complete the
Lyon County Community Perception Survey
through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant, your participation would be greatly appreciated. The survey takes 3-4 minutes and one lucky winner will receive a Fitbit Blaze.
Congratulations to Traci Meyer for the tech pop-tart challenge. She correctly answered that the upside down symbol is known as a caron or an inverted circumflex.
paraeducator, USD 252 - Neosho Rapids Elementary School
flex bus driver, Transportation
paraeducator, USD 251 - Americus Elementary School
teacher aide, Flint Hills Learning Center
teacher aide, Riverside Elementary School
paraeducator, Riverside Elementary School
paraeducator, Emporia High School
paraeducator, Emporia High School
paraeducator, Timmerman Elementary School
paraeducator, USD 386 Madison Elementary School
paraeducator, Logan Avenue Elementary School
paraeducator, USD 252 - Olpe Elementary School
paraeducator, Emporia Middle School
bus driver, Transportation, August 2018
instructional strategist, Timmerman Elementary School, May 2019
- approved Melissa Ogleby to represent the Board of Education on the Board Policy Review Committee for 2018-19.
- approved the Memorandum of Agreement for a Concurrent Enrollment Partnership with Emporia State University. Five approved courses are available during the regular school day for $100 per credit hour. This allows EHS students the opportunity to earn high school and post-secondary credit at the same time.
- approved to repair the chiller capacitor bank at Village Elementary for $29,529.75.
Kindergarten Ramp Up: Vicki Schweinler, Executive Director of Elementary Education and Judy Stanley, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning provided information on the week-long Kindergarten Ramp Up program that has been offered during the past two summers. They provided an overview of the program, benefits to students who participated and marketing strategies used to encourage attendance.
Beginning of school year update: Kevin Case, Superintendent of Schools, gave an overview of how well the start of school has been going.
New teachers began training at the end of July
Mary Herbert staff all volunteered to help make the back-to-school breakfast and convocation a huge success
Jump Start day for new students and students who transitioned buildings went very well
First day of school ran well due to all of the great people that work at Emporia schools
HTK architects provided their monthly update and timeline for the next several months.
- Safety and Security Update: Additional information was provided specifically on securing building entrances.
- Interviews with staff at Emporia High School have been completed with the remaining buildings to have meetings with staff in the next two weeks.
- HTK will seek board input during the October 10th board meeting.
- Community listening sessions are planned during the months of October and November, be watching for additional information as input from all stakeholders is important.
- HTK will present recommendations from the District Facility Needs Assessment to the school board in January.
he following donations were approved for EHS activities. Business names will be featured on the Rolodex in the main gym at EHS and in all home game sports programs.
- Edward Jones, $1,000 per year for 5 years
- Longbine Auto, $1,000 per year for 5 years
- Newman Regional Health Medical Partners, $1,000 per year for 5 years
- Boost Mobile of Kansas City, $500 per year for 5 years
- Newman Regional Health Partners, $1,250 per year for 1 year
Future Board Dates:
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting, Mary Herbert Education Center
- Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m., KASB Fall Regional, Mary Herbert Education Center
- Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m., EHS Homecoming in President's Box, Welch Stadium, ESU
- Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting, Mary Herbert Education Center
- Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Board Meeting, Mary Herbert Education Center
Emporia Public Schools
1700 W 7th Ave
Emporia, Kansas 66801