Board meeting treats from ENEA representative Eleanor Browning in honor of School Board Recognition Month.
Staff Bulletin | January 28, 2016
District News

Retirement Deadline
February 1 is the deadline for licensed professional staff to submit early retirement benefit application forms to the Business Office for retirements in 2016.

25-Year Service Awards
Each year the University of Kansas awards Certificates of Service to teachers and administrators who have completed 25 years of service in education, regardless of the state in which the service was provided. If you have completed 25 years in education and have not yet received a request for information, please notify Ann Fullen as soon as possible.

New Tax Form
All district employees eligible for insurance should have received a new tax form, 1095-C as a statement of available insurance coverage. A separate form, 1095-B, with details of insurance coverage, will be mailed by BCBS of Kansas directly to employees.

Emporia Board of Education

Personnel Report


Judy Jones
bus aide, Transportation

Kelsey Dunn
paraeducator/aide, Village

Marisol Arciga
paraeducator, Village

Michelle Foster
AVID tutor, EHS

Lacey Schechter
paraeducator, Chase County

Walker Ayers
paraeducator, Logan Avenue

Jenna Adkins
1st grade, Timmerman (8/16)

Marcy Shirk
4th grade, Timmerman (8/16)

Angelica Mays
K-5 teacher, location TBD (8/16)

Jessica Hill
K-5 teacher, location TBD (8/16)

Katherine White-Eaton
special education, Riverside (8/16)


Jessica Carlson
office/teacher aide, Village

Paige Casey
paraeducator, Madison

Samantha Leeds
paraeducator, Northern Heights


John Lexow
English language acquisition, EHS

Carmaine Ternes
library media specialist, EHS

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It's Kansas School Lunch Week
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In recognition of Kansas School Lunch Week, Matt Fowler went behind the scenes to meet the people responsible for preparing approximately 4,100 breakfasts and lunches each day for our K-12 students. 
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School Board Recognition

Enrollment Projections
The board heard a report on district enrollment history and projections for the next five years. The report shows the trend of declining enrollment has turned around the past two years. Two-year enrollment projections show an increase in enrollment, while 5-year and 10-year projections show the declining trend may continue. The report also projects enrollment for each school, based on the 2-year and 5-year models. 

ESU Welch Stadium Agreement
The board approved a request from the Emporia State University Athletic Department to negotiate a new 10-year agreement to use Welch Stadium for EHS football games. The board agreed to the requested total commitment of $225,000, with $75,000 to cover fees for using the stadium and $150,000 going toward the replacement of the field turf. The action is subject to a final agreement that is approved by the district's legal counsel. ESU will accept district payments in installments.

Board Reports
Legislative Update - Rob Scheib gave a summary of bills that have been introduced in the legislature that would affect school districts.
FHTC Board of Trustees - Grant Riles reported that total enrolllment at the college is down slightly, but high school student enrollment is at a record high.
Emporia Recreation Commission - Mike Helbert reported the primary ERC capital project in the next year will be a new roof on the building.

Consent Agenda
The board approved the following:
  • Low bids from AOS and Twotrees for E-Rate funded purchases
  • A donation of 300 earphones to Logan Avenue
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1700 W 7th Ave
Emporia, Kansas 66801