USD 234 NEWS RELEASE - May 6, 2021 The terms of three members of the USD 234 School Board will expire in January 2022. Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for the USD 234 School Board election are asked to contact the Bourbon County Clerk’s Office located in the Bourbon County Courthouse at 210 S. National in Fort Scott, Kansas, or by phone at 620-223-3800. Our board members are elected from certain areas of the district, and therefore they must live in the area of the district from which they are seeking office. The County Clerk can confirm which district you reside in. The deadline to file as a candidate is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. School board members must be registered voters in the school district and cannot be an employee of the board on which they are a member. School board members serve staggered four-year terms, so the entire board is not up for election at the same time. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Newly elected board members take office the second Monday in January following the election. Additional information may be obtained by contact Gina Shelton, Board Clerk, at 620-223-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Luck to all USD 234 athletes competing at the Regional Special Olympics at Pittsburg State University today. #TigerPride #GBR
Tomorrow, April 14th is National Stop Arm Violation Count Day! While school buses remain incredibly safe, we all know students that ride buses are most vulnerable when they are outside the bus, in the “danger zone.” Kansas will be assisting the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) in coordinating a national survey to determine the prevalence of illegal passing of school buses. That data will help improve safety countermeasures at the state and national level. USD 234 will be assisting in this project. We appreciate you helping us keep our kids safe each day. Respect the stop arm. #GBR
Notice of Invitation to Bid 2021 Masonry Restoration Sealed bids for masonry restoration on the south and west exterior walls of the Fort Scott High School gymnasium, will be received by USD 234 on or before 1:00 p.m., May 3, 2021, at the Board of Education Office, 424 S Main, Fort Scott, KS. The specifications, together with all necessary forms and documents for bidders, may be obtained at 424 S Main or online at www.usd234.org under the Business Department under the Departments/Business/Bids. Sealed bids are due back by May 3, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at 424 S Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
USD 234’s mask wearing, temperature checks, social distancing, and hygiene protocols will remain in place even though the Governor has went back to a previous Executive Order tomorrow. These protocols have kept the spread of COVID-19 from spreading among our students and staff, so they will remain in place until further notice.
Thank you to the Fort Scott Elks Lodge #579!! The Fort Scott Elks Lodge #579 presented a check for $3,500.00 to Bourbon County Strong for their campaign in raising funds and awareness for face masks for the students and staff in the Fort Scott School District and Uniontown School District. The Elks National Foundation (ENF) invests in communities where Elks live and work. They help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities. We continue to encourage our communities to help minimize exposure of COVID by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and using good hygiene practices such as washing their hands. Pictured in the photo: Front: Cathy Bishop, Kayla Stewart, Gina Shelton, Bert Lewis, Brenda Hill Back: Tim Emmons, Millie Lipscomb
USD 234 is also looking for substitute cooks, along with paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, substitute paraprofessionals, and substitute bus drivers. You can apply online at https://usd234.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx If you have questions about these positions, please contact the board office at 620-223-0800.
USD 234 is looking for teaching substitutes, paraprofessionals, paraprofessional substitutes and bus driver substitutes. If interested or you have questions about these position please contact the district office at 620-223-0800 and speak with Kerrie Wilson.
Is your child struggling with wearing a mask? Try these 5 tips: Around the Home: >Have a daily “Mask On!” moment. Make a plan to wear masks around the house at certain times of day, like from 10-11 am, or during certain activities, like setting the table for meals. Have your child help you decide when. >Pick an activity with a concrete ending, like building a simple puzzle, and wear masks throughout. >Plan a special event, like a scavenger hunt or playing together with a favorite toy, with one rule: Masks are required. >Wear masks during art and creativity time, like drawing, coloring or building with LEGO bricks. >Play a game with masks on, whether it’s a classic card game or your child’s favorite video game.
The CDC now recommends people over age 2 wear masks when outside their homes. The purpose of people wearing masks in public is to protect the community. As so many people who have COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, wearing a mask can reduce the possibility that someone with no symptoms could transmit the disease to others. #bourboncountystrong #GBR Visit https://www.bourboncountystrong.com/ for more information.
When our students return to school at USD 234 in a week, they will be required to wear masks. Our mask campaign is an effort to educate students and our community about the importance of wearing masks in our schools to protect our staff and students. Information regarding the mask campaign can be found at: https://www.bourboncountystrong.com/