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Today's Events




  • BES 5th Grade Concert has been postponed until January 26 at 6:30 p.m. @ Ruppenthal Middle School
  • Class 4-3-2-1A State Debate Tournament in Lyons scheduled for January 13-14 has been postponed and will be held on January 20-21. 
  • RHS Basketball with Republic County scheduled for December 16th has been rescheduled on February 18.





“Public School Board Members Create a Future for Every Child”


January is School Board Recognition Month, and Russell County USD 407 joins other public schools across our state to say “THANK YOU to these public servants who are leading success in our community.


“These extraordinary seven individuals provide the leadership and vision to make great things happen in our schools,” said Angela Lawrence, Superintendent. “They volunteer countless hours by attending meetings, reading reports and discussing ideas. They also participate in workshops and seminars so that they can stay on top of education issues and trends. They provide an invaluable service to our community.”


Our school board members develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of our education system.  Their job is to establish a vision for our schools, then provide guidance and direction in accomplishing that vision. They ensure that our schools are accountable to the community. They bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $13.2 million, 844 students, 192 employees and 5 buildings.


“I ask everyone to take time to thank our board members,” said Lawrence. “We are so fortunate that they are willing to sacrifice their time and talents to advocate for our community and our schools. Their job is sometimes challenging and they don’t often hear words of encouragement and appreciation.”


The men and women serving Russell County USD 407 and their years of service are:


I  Jon Quinday, President 7
II Duane Adams, Vice-President 2
III Andrea Krug Krauss    2
IV Raeleen Reinhardt   5
V Kevin Ochs    12
VI Candi Wagner    4
VII Char Sohm  2




The Junior Class is hosting two fundraisers for the Junior/Senior Prom. Click on each icon to learn more and obtain a printable copy of the flyer.



On December 19, 2016, the USD 407 Board of Education unanimously approved Donna Schmidt as the Principal at Russell High School beginning Ju   ly 1, 2017.

Ms. Schmidt has be en an Assistant Principal at Seaman High School in Shawnee County for the past 13 years. She is also in charge of Activities and Curriculum in her current role as Assistant Principal.  Ms. Schmidt was recognized as Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Area 1 Assistant Principal of the Year in 2014.


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2016 – 2017 EVENT CALENDAR

Do you love the pocket calendar distributed by the district,  but experience problems reading the tiny print? Here is a solution to the problem. This calendar contains the same information as the pocket calendar but in larger print.  Keep in mind that as the school year progresses, any changes made along the way will not be reflected in this calendar. Follow the online calendar link on the home page of the district website for the most recent information. Click here to print a LARGE PRINT copy of the Event Calendar.


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Mission Statement

The mission of USD 407 is to teach all students to their fullest potential, provide an appropriate learning environment and prepare students to become functional and effective citizens in an ever-changing world.

Contact Information
Russell County USD 407
802 N. Main
Russell , Kansas 67665

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 785-483-2173
Fax: 785-483-2175