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Two Worlds Sharing the Load

By David Wild, USD 475 Chief Operations Officer The four of us walked the jobsite pretentiously unnoticed by the steel workers, welders, plumbers, electricians, masons and concrete crews. We were of a world where success is measured with schooling, neckties, Read more

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USD 475 Wants to Help Childcare Providers

The Kansas State Department of Education is authorizing school districts to assist licensed childcare facilities. Childcare is deemed by the State to be a critical service that allows parents who are doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, grocery store staff and Read more

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Geary Community Schools Foundation Scholarships

The Geary Community Schools Foundation is a local charitable organization with the goal of supporting USD 475 schools, teachers, and students in many ways. One way the Foundation offers support is through scholarships for individuals who would like to become Read more

Updates on USD 475 Food Service Program

USD 475 has accelerated its “Grab-and-Go” meal program upon being directed by the Governor of Kansas to close all schools. Shelly Gunderson, District Director of Child Nutrition, submitted a waiver to the Kansas Department of Education following the announcement of Read more

USD 475 to Hold Public Hearing

The USD 475 Board of Education is holding a public hearing for its high school construction program. The purpose of the hearing is to allow for public comment about possible enhancements to the project. Kansas statute requires a hearing when Read more

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Refunds for Prepaid Services

USD 475 has implemented procedures for parents that have prepaid for services, such as cafeteria meals and Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Please read the instructions below on how to receive a refund. Geary County USD 475 District Finance Department will Read more

Second Chance Breakfast Earns Honors for USD 475

The Second Chance Breakfast Program has only been running since January, but that hasn’t stopped groups from all over Kansas from noticing the positive impact it is having on students.  Shelly Gunderson, Nutrition Services Director for Geary County USD 475, Read more

Progress on New JCHS Continues

Despite the recent wintry weather, crews at the new JCHS campus have been hard at work. The vertical construction has been ongoing throughout the winter and crews are confident that their steady progress will continue. Some of the highlights of Read more

KTOY Nominees Visit USD 475

Freedom Brass, teacher at Lincoln Elementary, was the Geary County USD 475 nominee for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year.  As part of her duties as the district nominee, it was her job to host a group of nominees Read more