Staff Bulletin | July 14, 2016
Remember to Vote
The primary election will be Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Kansas. Advance ballots can be requested from the county clerk's office through July 29. Advance voting began on Wednesday and ends on Aug. 1.
For information about advance voting and voting locations on Aug 2, contact the Lyon County Clerk's Office, 620-341-3243 or visit the Lyon County website at

Be Cautious 
With Campaign Communication

Think before you click!

With the political season upon us, it's always a good idea to review the laws that govern campaign ethics.

If you are sending an email from your school computer, or simply forwarding an email, that deals with advocating for the election or defeat of a political candidate, you are violating state campaign ethics law and could be subject to a fine of up to $5,000.

Carol Williams, executive director of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, said she recently received a couple of complaints from legislators that school officials may be using their district computers to send out political emails.
Emporia Board of Education

Personnel Report


Stacy Barreira
teacher, WA White

Alexis Cain
grade 2, Village

Cheyenne Moree
computer applications, EMS

Madeline Davis
special education, Walnut

Annette Karjala
special education, Logan Ave &   WA White

Alyssa Strange
grade 4, Village

Maria Rodriguez
para/teacher aide, Maynard

Angela Cooper
paraeducator, Maynard

Candie Ethetton
dispatcher, Transportation

Catherine Moon
admin assistant, Mary Herbert

Karina Martinez
paraeducator, Timmerman

Karen Kehres
paraeducator, Madison

Kristine Wilburn
cashier/asst cook, Food Service

Nichole DiSalvo
paraeducator, Timmerman

Mia Knoll
paraeducator, Timmerman

Carrolle Milligan
help desk, Technology

Konstance Chambers
paraeducator, Timmerman


Todd Millemon
grade 7 math, EMS

Corey Bacon
grade 4, Village

Michelle Gifford
payroll clerk, Mary Herbert

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Emporia, Kansas 66801

#EmporiaProud Moments

Reception for Superintendent
The district will host a Meet-and-Greet Reception for Superintendent Kevin Case today at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial St. The event is from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Welcome New Teachers
The district will welcome 52+ new teachers to the district Monday, Aug 1 for a week of training. The week begins with a breakfast at the ESU Memorial Union. The group will attend training at Mary Herbert through the week

Back-to-School Breakfast
The district will host a back-to-school breakfast and program Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Emporia High School. 

The morning schedule is:
7:30 am: Breakfast
7:50-8:50 am: E-NEA Meeting 
9-10 am: Program for all staff

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Emporia Public Schools
Board President Grant Riles (right) presents a certificate of recognition to EHS Principal Britton Hart. Dr. Hart has been named the 2016 Secondary Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals.

Superintendent Kevin Case reviewed the KansansCAN vision for the state adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education. The plan was introduced by Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson after a statewide listening tour last year with educators, business leaders and parents.

The state vision for education, Kansas leads the world in the success of each student, provides a roadmap for school districts to address five areas:
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Individual Plans of Study
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Postsecondary Completion/Attendance
  • Social/Emotional Growth
Mr. Case believes the state vision fits well with the vision and goals set by the Emporia Board of Education. 

Board Policies & Handbooks
The board approved policy updates to incorporate changes in state law. The board also approved revisions to the Classified and Administrative Employee Handbooks. Handbook changes include adding one day of chargeable leave to align with a similar change in the Master Agreement.

Other Board Business
  • Re-elected Grant Riles as president and elected Doug Epp as vice president for 2016-17
  • Made annual appointments and board representatives on various committees and boards for 2016-17
  • Approved annual resolutions establishing meeting dates, home rule, and accounting waiver
  • Approved an extension of term of office for board members to comply with state law moving local elections to the fall
  • Adopted a resolution to participate in the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool
Consent Agenda
The board approved the following:
  • A $50,000 grant from the Lewis H Humphreys Charitable Trust for Maynard ECC for a developmentally appropriate playground
  • Request to dispose of surplus technology equipment
  • Lease extension for Flint Hills Learning Center
  • Annual FHSEC articles of agreement and IDEA Memorandum of Understanding for transition of children from early intervention to early childhood services
  • Special education due process hearing officers
Next Meeting
The board agreed to move the July 27 meeting to Aug. 3 to accomodate the timeline for approving the budget. 
The meeting will start with a study session to review the proposed budget for 2016-17.