Resign Without Penalty
Reminder to any certified staff: considering a job change: You can submit a resignation on or before June 2 to avoid paying a penalty.
2017 Corporate Challenge
District employees who are interested in participating in the 2017 Corporate Challenge in August should contact
at Walnut. She will start putting the team together in late June. Last year, the district had two teams. Corporate Challenge is an approved Wellness Activity.
KPERS Annual Statement
Members can view their 2016 annual statement by logging in to your accounts on the
EMPAC April Newsletter
Emporia Board of Education
paraeducator, WA White
Elena Espinoza Ortiz
flex worker, Food Service
teacher aide, Village
bus paraeducator, Transportation
bus aide, Transportation
paraeducator, North Lyon County
teacher aide, EMS
Rule 10 asst volleyball coach, EHS
special education, Council Grove
assignment to be determined, EMS
behavior specialist, Logan Avenue
grade 8 Language Arts, EMS
special education, EMS
special education, Walnut
grade 7 Science, EMS
grade 4, WA White
Stephanie Torres Juarez
grade 1, Walnut
grade 2, Village
special education, Madison
special education, FHSEC
teacher intern, EHS
teacher aide, Walnut
bus driver, Transportation
head secretary, Maynard
head secretary, WA White
bus driver/maintenance, Transportation
attendance secretary, EHS
director, Infrastructure & Security
EHS journalism teacher Laura Schwinn was honored with the 2017 Kansas Master Teacher class on April 5 at ESU.
Staff Recognition Is May 17
The district Staff Recognition Reception & Program will be at
5 pm Wednesday, May 17, in the EHS commons. The program will recognize district length-of-service awards, special awards received by staff during the past year, and the retiring employees. As of today, we have 26 employees retiring.
Sign-up sheets will be posted in all buildings starting April 24. Be sure to include any guests you plan to bring. The event is free for all employees and a guest.
School Retirement Receptions
- Maggie Henricks, Food Service, May 3, 2 pm, EHS Cafeteria Commons
- Vicky Taber, Timmerman, May 15, 3:30-5:30 pm, Timmerman Library
Preschool Enrollment at Maynard
Maynard Early Childhood Center will take enrollment applications for the 2017-18 school year on
Tuesday, April 25, from 7 am to 5 pm. No appointment is needed
We offer free half-day preschool for eligible 3- and 4-year-old children.
Parents are asked to bring their child's birth certificate, immunization records and a recent physical exam. Parents also will need income information if they wish to complete an application for free/reduced lunch benefits. For more information, call the school at 341-2260.
Emporia Public Schools
17-18 Calendar Revised
18-19 Calendar Adopted
The board approved revisions to the 2017-18 academic calendar to reflect the end of the STREAM Grant. Three days were removed, one day from each trimester.
The board also adopted an academic calendar for 2018-19. Both calendars were recommended by the Professional Development Council after considering staff and parent input.
Revised 2017-18 Calendar
Adopted 2018-19 Calendar
Education Commissioner Visit
Superintendent Kevin Case discussed the recent visit from Education Commissioner Randy Watson to Emporia. Dr. Watson met with principals and district administrators on March 30 to share new data on post-secondary success in Kansas school districts.
Other Board Business:
The board approved the following:
- request to add an assistant principal at Emporia Middle School to reflect a projected enrollment increase at the middle level
- request to purchase a used bus for $50,046 from Kansas Truck Equipment Co.
- policy updates as recommended by KASB
- fee schedule for 2017-18, including a $20 technology fee that will be reduced for students eligible for free/reduced meals
- meal prices for 2017-18
Consent Agenda Approvals
- request to dispose of surplus technology equipment
- a $2,500 donation to The Spartan Stop from the St. Patrick's Day Committee
- a $950 donation from Timmerman PTO to install an automated gate
- a $1,000 donation to Logan Avenue from the Clint Bowyer 79 Fund for STEM supplies
- a $3,500 donation to EMS from the Clint Bowyer 79 Fund for a wrestling mat
Emporia Public Schools
1700 W 7th Ave
Emporia, Kansas 66801