Staff Bulletin | December 14, 2017
District News

On Thursday we welcomed the 2018 teacher interns to the Emporia Public Schools family. These new staff members will start in the buildings after the first of the year. 

Don't forget
that December 20 is the deadline for staff members to submit completed Hopkins Project Applications to request funding for new classroom, area, organization, or group projects that benefit students. Applications are available in each school.

Seasonal Celebration 
Dress rehearsal will be on December 19 at 12 pm and is free and open to the public. Performances are on the 20th and 21st at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission is $3. Performances take place downtown at the WLW Auditorium.
Emporia Board of Education

Personnel Report


Hannah Thomas
teacher intern, WA White/TPA

Megan Krause
teacher intern, Village

Elizabeth Moore
teacher, Maynard

Morgan Claassen
teacher intern, EMS

Emmaline Durand
teacher intern, EHS

Kaitlyn Rodie
teacher intern, WA White/TPA

Ashli Corbella
teacher intern, EHS

Morgan Taylor
teacher intern, Maynard

Lyndel Landgren
Director of Community Relations, MHEC 

Justina "Tina" MacKay
paraeducator, Hamilton

Gabriela Zuniga
teacher aide, EMS

Angela Garcia
paraeducator, EMS

Kendra Kratzberg
paraeducator, Madison

Tina Mauzey
passenger van driver, Transportation

Taylor Fuller
paraeducator, EHS

Cynthia Cargill
paraeducator, Madison

Danielle Litke
paraeducator, Chase County

April Chiroy
paraeducator, Walnut

Mauree Riley
teacher aide, Logan

Emily Say
secretary, Food Service Department


Sharee Riley
paraeducator, Village

Katelyn Sprague
paraeducator, Timmerman & EHS

Angelica Fox
paraeducator, Madison

Christopher Whittington
bus driver, Transportation

Sheila Garza
speech paraeducator, WA White, Village & Logan

Kitty Frank
paraeducator, Transitions

Allison Wood
kindergarten, Village

Amy Smith
paraeducator, Madison

Kaitlynn Kuhn
paraeducator, Madison

Brianna Ross
paraeducator, Maynard


Renae Tegtmeier
Head Secretary/Bookkeeper, EHS

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Colleen Mitchell  was honored for her time served as a member of the Emporia Board of Education.  Mitchell joined the Board in 2015. 

Village Elementary has been nominated for a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2017-2018 school year by the Flippen Group. One year ago, school administrators began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning.
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The board recognized members Art Gutierrez and Grant Riles and Superintendent Kevin Case for achieving Honor Roll status in the Kansas Association of School Boards Leadership Academy Training Program for 2016-17. 

New EHS FLEX Program
The board heard a report from EHS administrators on the new FLEX program implemented at the start of Trimester 2. The program provides extra academic support, mentoring, and career advising to the students. The goal is to help students establish a path for continued education at Flint Hills Technical College.

EMS Enrollment Guide
The board reviewed/approved the EMS Enrollment Guide for 2018-19. A small number of changes will be made to elective offerings but no changes were recommended for required courses.

Consent Agenda
The board approved the following:
  • Request to let bids for internet access and related items eligible for E-Rate funding for 2018-19
  • Request from the EHS band to travel to Indianapolis, IN, in August 2018
  • A Memorandum of Agreement between the Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative and Southeast Kansas Education Service Center for Medicaid billing services for school-aged children
Other Board Business
EHS Auditorium Improvements
The board approved a request to replace the acoustical shells in the high school auditorium using capital outlay funds. Cost of the equipment is $21,591.

Capital Improvement Campaign & Facilities Study
The board reviewed a proposed timeline for a capital improvement campaign and facilities study that would begin in February and run through the spring of 2019. Superintendent Kevin Case and Assistant Superintendent Rob Scheib explained that the process would include a facility needs assessment and staff and community involvement.

Recruitment & Retention Report
The board reviewed teacher recruitment trends over the past three years and new-hire retention rates. Assistant Superintendent Kelly Bolin also shared data on teacher turnover the past three years and reasons educators are leaving the district. The primary reasons are retirement, leaving the profession, and relocating outside of Emporia. This data will allow us to begin hiring teachers early.

Tier II & III Reading Resources
The board approved a request to purchase software updates and teacher training at EMS for READ 180 and System 44 at a cost of $46,640.
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1700 W 7th Ave
Emporia, Kansas 66801