The district and all school websites will have a new look Monday, August 3!
Staff Bulletin | July 30, 2015

All Staff Breakfast & Convocation August 12
We will start the year with an All-Staff Breakfast & Convocation Aug. 12 at Emporia High School. Breakfast will be served by Chris Cakes starting at 7:25 am and keynote speaker Craig Zablocki, will begin at 9 am. Please thank the Hopkins Foundation, our event sponsor.

If you have not responded to the earlier RSVP request, 
please indicate here if you will to join us for breakfast.

When you arrive, stop by the Interstate Studios booth and have a photo taken for your new employee ID badge.

Employees on contract August 12 are expected to attend the convocation. ALL employees, even those not yet on contract, are encouraged to attend breakfast and the convocation.
Emporia Board of Education

Personnel Report


Patricia Stamatson
special education, USD 251

Leah Cona
paraeducator, EHS

Cassandra Dieker
paraeducator, EHS

Heather Patterson
athletic trainer & district wellness coordinator, EHS

Allyson Jensen
paraeducator, Timmerman

Yasmary Escobar
paraeducator, Maynard

Shelby Perez
paraeducator/aide, Village

Michelle Young
teacher aide, Village

Melissa Wilson
paraeducator, USD 251

Breanna Williams
teacher aide, EHS

John Young
department clerk, EHS

Amber Jones
purchasing & inventory clerk, Food Service

Denise Wood
assistant cook, WA White

Lorna Harden
flex worker, food service

Jill Jacobs
assistant cook, Riverside

Kaitlyn Isch
paraeducator, Timmerman

Jennifer Jones
paraeducator, Timmerman

Brandi Jones
paraeducator, Timmerman

Jackie Weatherhold
paraeducator, Timmerman

Blaine Hamilton
paraeducator, EHS

James Willingham
paraeducator, EHS

Cristina Rodriguez Salas
paraeducator, EHS

Annamarie Wilson
paraeducator, Maynard

Stephanie Moore
office aide, Village

Alyssa Segovia
paraeducator, Maynard

Selena DeLaRosa
paraeducator, Maynard

Shawn Snyder
paraeducator, Timmerman

Cheryl Simpson
paraeducator, Timmerman

Sadie Boline
paraeducator, Timmerman

Michala Wilson
paraeducator, Riverside

Mayra Ayala-Ruiz
paraeducator, EHS

Yoshira Nunez-Orozco
paraeducator, Maynard

JaNell Brown
special education, USD 417

Jessica Johnston
special education, Logan Ave



Richard Herrera

head custodian, EMS


Be ALL in & build the future!
Good Things!

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Lynette Yevak, Family & Consumer Sciences teacher at EHS, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday from the Kansas Association of Career & Technical Education (KACTE).


Employee Wellness Program

Look for the Employee Wellness table at the Back-to-School Staff Breakfast Aug. 12 at Emporia High School. Join the Employee Wellness Google Community and register to participate in our new Employee Wellness Program for 2015-16.

Enrollment In Progress

The enrollment center at Mary Herbert Education Center has extended hours this week for parents.


Watch for good things happening in USD 253 on the Teaching & Learning Facebook page. Regular reports & photos from classrooms will brighten your day.

Follow news about job postings & education highlights on the Human Resources Facebook and Twitter page.
Emporia Public Schools
2015-16 Budget Review
Assistant Superintendent Rob Scheib reviewed the preliminary budget and explained how the block grant affects the district. One major difference is the budget no longer relies on enrollment and weighting factors. The new block grant funding is based on last year's budget.

Another change is that all state aid now goes into the general fund before being transferred to the KPERS, special education, supplemental general and capital outlay funds. The result is the appearance of an increase in the general fund. The higher dollar amount in the general fund is simply the change in how state aid flows through the budget. The local school district levy will remain stable at 53.569 mills.

The board approved the publication of the budget and notice of a public hearing at 7 pm August 19.
Board Reports
Flint Hills Technical College: Grant Riles reported the FHTC board has been working on the budget. FHTC will have an open house at the new welding center August 5.
Emporia Recreation Commission: Mike Helbert reported the ERC board has approved the new budget; ERC programs continue to have record participation this year.
Kansas State High School Activities Association: Mike Crouch updated the board on changes in rules related to cross country, football and basketball.

EMS Staff Handbook
The board approved revisions to the EMS certified staff handbook for 2015-16. 

Board Policy Updates
The board approved revisions to policies in sections L and M and policy GAAF, Emergency Safety Interventions.

Consent Agenda
The board approved these consent agenda items:
  • The 21st Century Community Learning Centers STREAM Grant for 2015-16 in the amount of $500,000
  • Nursing services agreement with Craig Resources for FHSEC
  • Service agreement with Lakemary Center Inc. for FHSEC
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment Infant-Toddler Services Program contract
  • A donation of $1,615 from the Harold Schwinn family to begin a scholarship in his name

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