Emporia Public Schools

We Build Futures


Back To School – 2020

Updated: 8/7/2020

Due to room size and social distancing restrictions in our boardroom the USD253 Board of Education meeting will not be open to the public. The meeting is being streamed below. We will continue to follow our virtual meeting protocol for public comments. To follow along with documents in tonight's meeting please open the meeting agenda here in Boarddocs here: BoardDocs

Given our new remote board meeting procedure, the following is our temporary public comments procedure as of 3/25/2020: At the present time, we do not have a way to facilitate live public comments given our new virtual approach to board meetings. Anyone wishing to provide public comments or comments regarding the budget hearing should email both the board president at the board clerk their comment prior to 6 pm, on board meeting day, and it will be read during the time for public comments.

Enrollment Links & Information

USD253 Community Relations •

Preschool Registration

Maynard Early Childhood Center is pre-registering students for the 2020-21 school year. Maynard offers free half-day preschool classes for 3 and 4-year old students who meet eligibility requirements. Parents who are interested in having their student attend should fill out the pre-registration form. The school will contact you once your child’s eligibility has been determined regarding enrollment which will take place at a later date.

If you have questions please call 620-341-2260, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday or email Amber McFarland

Click here to pre-register your preschool student

hopkins_portrait_200pxE.L. & Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation

The E. L. and Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation has established awards to recognize the outstanding performance of Emporia teachers and school support staff.

Learn more about the Hopkins awards

Mission: We build futures by preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities.  

Priority I: Students & Programs:   Foster a learning environment that demonstrates a balance of cognitive and social-emotional development.
  • GOAL:  Improve achievement for all students.
  • GOAL:  Support the social-emotional development of our educational community.
Priority II:  Communication & Culture: Commit to meaningful communication between the district and stakeholders to foster trusting relationships and build a collaborative culture.
  • GOAL:  Enhance communication and relationships with internal and external community members.
  • GOAL:  Engage in purposeful district-wide behaviors and activities that promote a positive culture.
Priority Area III:  Personnel:  Attract, retain, and develop high quality staff members who support our educational community.
  • GOAL:  Actively recruit, develop, and retain skilled, caring, and student-focused staff throughout the organization.
Priority IV:  Facilities & Infrastructure:  Provide appropriate infrastructure that meets the ongoing needs of the educational community.
  • GOAL:  Ensure an infrastructure that allows a safe and secure learning environment.
  • GOAL:  Provide learning spaces that meet the diverse needs of students and staff.


Vision: Building futures, one student at a time.  


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