Emporia Public Schools

We Build Futures


Back To School – 2020

Updated: 7/29/2020

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.

The board meeting will be held remotely and those wanting to listen to the board meeting can hear it at this link. Finally, given our new remote board meeting procedure, the following is our new public comments procedure: 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 should email both the board president and the board clerk their comment prior to 6 pm, Wednesday, 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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