LATEST UPDATES

May 16, 2022

The USD 460 Board of Education has established Tuesday, August 30 as the bond project election date.

We spent much of the late winter and early spring sharing details of our proposed bond project with the community. Due to pending legislation, our Board of Education determined that it was most appropriate to establish a bond election after July 1, however, the scope of the project remains unchanged.

You will find a one page summary of the bond project linked here.

You will find many more bond resources on our website, linked here.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime with questions about the bond project or any other district-related matter.

Respectfully,

Ben Proctor, Superintendent

April 26, 2022

We will host our next Parent Advisory Team and Site Council meeting on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 pm at Hesston High School. This opportunity is open to all parents in our school district, along with those members of our building-level site councils. We have utilized this format in past years, but we have not met in-person since the early spring of 2020, so we are excited to resume our quarterly Parent Advisory and Site Council meetings.

The meeting will last approximately 1 hour, and we plan to spend the first 30 minutes discussing district-level matters related to our District Improvement Framework. We will then break up into building-focused groups to discuss topics specific to the elementary, middle, and high schools.

Again, this is an opportunity for all parents of USD 460 students who want to engage in conversation about our school district improvement process. If you plan to attend, please email ben.proctor@usd460.org or call the central office at 620-327-4931.

Respectfully,

Ben Proctor, Superintendent

April 18, 2022

ESSER III Planning

After receiving a great deal of feedback from our community, staff, and students, we have put together our Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) III Plan to address a variety of needs resulting from the COVID pandemic. This plan is the result of several months of collaboration with stakeholder groups and includes mental health supports, nursing services, social and emotional curriculum, and literacy support services.

You will find an overview of our plan linked here. Our Board of Education will review this plan on Monday, April 25. Our plan utilizes the available funds through the 2023-24 school year.

As we finalize our plan, we'd like to continue accepting feedback, and you will find our ESSER III Community Survey linked here.