The Geary County Schools USD 475 Board of Education is a policy-making committee of elected officials who serve the district and community through their elected term. The board consists of seven members who serve without pay.
Dr. Ferrell MillerPresident
Dr. Miller, former military, taught vocal music for 14 years and became Assistant Principal at Junction City High School. He was named Kansas Middle School Principal of the Year while an administrator of Junction City Middle School. Since retiring, he has served on many boards in the community to include USD 475 Board of Education.
Tom BrungardtVice President
Tom Brungardt taught social studies courses at both Junction City Junior High and Junction City High School. He retired in 2006 after thirty-one years in the field. In addition to serving of the Board of Education, he also is the President of the Board of Directors of the Konza Community Health Clinic. He also occasionally appears in productions of the Junction City Little Theater. Tom and his wife, Linda, live south of Milford.
Rina D. NealMember
Rina D. Neal is a native of Junction City. She has over 15 years of Public Administration experience in municipal government and non-profit sectors. Her goals include engagement of parents and community partners; exploring opportunities for students; staff recruitment and retention; and long term fiscal responsibility.
Sarah Talley is a native of Junction City whose children also attended USD 475 schools. She has 32 years of experience in the field of education. She is also active in the community as a member of several organizations.
LaDonna Junghans is an owner and agent of State Farm insurance and Financial Services in Junction City. She is passionate about Junction City, serving as a board member to several organizations. Her family is also rooted in Junction City as both sons returned to Junction City for their business careers.
David Walker is a native of Junction City and graduated from Junction City High School. He has managed and owned several businesses in Kansas. He is also civic orientated as member of many organizations in the area.
Dr. Corbin WittSuperintendent
Tina KauslerClerk of the Board
A list of meeting dates and locations for the year is available upon request and online. The location of board meetings is announced in the Daily Union and on KJCK. The board president or the superintendent may also call a special meeting if necessary.
The board welcomes the community to its meetings. As taxpayers and patrons of the school district, the Geary County Schools community is part owner in the public school system. The Board of Education wants to be responsive to the community they serve and all members of the public it represents.