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Director of Technical Education Lucas Hunziger, HCC Technical Center, predicts the educational programs and enrollment will be on an upward swing for the 2021-2022 schoolyear at the Atchison campus. The existing Diesel Technology Program has had a reputation of being one of the greatest in t…

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USD 377 Board of Education members turned their sites toward the new school year as they took step to organize the business structure for the Atchison County Community Schools operations and budget preparations.

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A decision regarding the Atchison Public Schools mascot is on the agenda for the upcoming USD 409 Board of Education meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, July 12 in the community room at the BOE office located at 626 Commercial Street.

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Atchison Public School leaders did accept one of two bids for the Central School facility, but finalization remains pending until later like the decision concerning a new mascot.

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The Atchison Public Schools Mascot Committee members have narrowed the field concerning the path to a new mascot.

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Ron Shelton, a Troy native, will be joining the administrative team for the Atchison County Community Schools for the 2021-22 schoolyear as the new principal at the junior-senior high school in Effingham.

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The termination of Lee Supple, USD 409 math teacher became official at the close of a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday morning.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools is pleased to announce that Keith Mispagel, Superintendent of Fort Leavenworth USD 207, has been elected Vice President of the NAFIS Board of Directors. The election took place at the 2021 NAFIS Spring Virtual Conference.

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A public comment heard recently from a school parent at the recent USD 377 Board of Education meeting concerning a policy about prom attendance for virtual students failed to generate any discussion or reaction on the matter.

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Lee Supple, an Atchison High School math teacher was terminated as a result of unanimous vote by USD 409 Board of Education members.

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Although it might possibly be another month before an official a decision comes concerning the Atchison High School and Middle School mascots, public comments heard Thursday indicated a consensus toward change.

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Although seven citizens were present for the public input concerning the future of Central School, none offered comment or questioned USD 409 Board of Education members about it.

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Although seven citizens were present for the public input concerning the future of Central School, none offered comment or questioned USD 409 Board of Education members about it.

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USD 377 Board of Education members crossed two major hurdles to lead the way toward proposed educational and facility improvements for Atchison County Community Schools when they convened Wednesday, Feb. 10 at their monthly board meeting in Effingham.

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Atchison Public School leaders have decided it is time to again discuss a possible change to the Redmen and Braves mascots.

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Atchison Public School leaders put steps in place toward an initiative to close the Central School facility and relocate its educational program elsewhere in the district before they took unrelated action to terminate a teacher for failing to comply with state licensing.

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COVID-19 and its impact on students, staff , activities and fans was front and center as a main topic of discussion among USD 377 district leaders at their board meeting earlier in the week.

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Spectators and guests attending Tiger winter sports activities in Effingham are required to wear a face mask or suitable facial covering in accordance with the CDC guidelines, or leave the facility is what USD 377 Board of Education members decided by consensus.

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Co-presidents Ramona Wilson and Betsy Verhoeff, of the Atchison National Education Association, presented the grand plan to celebrate the annual American Education Week at Atchison Public Schools.

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EFFINGHAM, Kan. — USD 377 Board of Education members heard first hand from Superintendent Andrew Gaddis that their student enrollment has decreased by about 30 students from the previous schoolyear.

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The enrollment count for the Atchison schools has decreased by more than 100 students according to the news USD 409 Superintendent Renee Scott delivered to school board members when they Monday at the board office.

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Reports about new ways and updates on some old staples along the steps of learning for USD 409 offered district leaders some insight into the start of the new school year.

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The USD 409 Board of education members plan to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in the community room at the central office located at 626 Commercial Street.

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USD 409 Board of Education members and the Atchison National Education Association have reached a contractual agreement that both parties expect will be in effect for the next two years.

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Proposed expenditures not to exceed $38.9 million was approved by the USD 409 Board of Education members as presented during formal hearing for comment Friday, Aug. 21 at the board office.

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Proposed expenditures not to exceed $38.9 million was approved by the USD 409 Board of Education members as presented during formal hearing for comment Friday, Aug. 21 at the board office.

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EFFINGHAM, Kan. — Although Thursday, Aug. 20 officially marked the first day of classes for the masked USD 377 Tigers, some refinement of the details have yet to unfold for Atchison County Community Schools.

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After some explanations from Superintendent Andrew Gaddis and Business Manager Megan Gracey, USD 377 Board of Education members approved the budget for the new school year by a 6-1 vote by a show of hands. Board Member Corey Neil was the only opposed.

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Brandi Ross is the newly appointed USD 409 Board of Education as selected by unanimous vote among the sitting board members on Friday.

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The regular monthly meeting for USD 409 Board of Education members will be at 7 p.m. Monday, 10 in the community room at the Board Office, located at 626 Commercial Street.

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Atchison Public School leaders expect to convene for a special Zoom meeting Friday to interview and choose their potential new colleague, and accept 2021 budget presentation.

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Although about a week earlier than scheduled, Atchison County Community Schools leaders plan to start schools ahead of the Labor Day week despite Gov. Laura Kelly’s recommendation.