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What’s Next?

  • The scope of the project/ballot question must go to the State Board of Education (SBOE) for approval.
  • Once approved by the SBOE, public meetings will begin to take place. INFORM, INFORM, INFORM!
  • TEACHERS and STAFF will be very important in helping to deliver the message. Building tours will be provided to help inform the public.


Completed Tasks

  • 12/10/2018 – Bond counsel drafted resolution authorizing and providing for the calling of a bond election in USD 407 Russell County with the intent to submit application to the State Board of Education. Click here to review a copy of the resolution.
  • 11/12/2018 – A mail ballot  election was set for April 2019.
  • 10/08/2018 – A final scope of the project was  determined. Board members voted to put forth a $17.5 millon bod for a 15-year period with the priorities being electrical upgrades, air conditioning, heating, replacement of the kindergarten wing at Simpson Elementary School including the addition of 2 classrooms with any remaining bond proceeds being used to address the American Disabilities Act deficiencies that exist throughout the district.
  • 10/30/2017 – The Community Task Force presented their findings to the BOE. Click here to review their presentation.  Discussions included:
    • Demographics
    • Tour of Facilities
    • Options
    • Scenarios
    • Recommendations
  • 11/27/2017 – The Task Force and the Board of Education (BOE) met jointly to dive into the recommendations and determine a final scope of the project. Click here to review the presentation from the joint Work Session.
  • The Community Task Force was assembled in mid July and have met every other week since that time.
  • Additional tasks completed by the Board of Education include:
    • Selected architectural firm to guide the district in developing a plan for facility updates.
    • Determined needs of the district and reviewed options to address those needs. 
    • Submitted Request for Proposal to Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) firms.
    • Shortlisted the CMAR applications.
    • Reviewed Request for Qualification for CMAR firms.
    • Interviewed and selected a CMAR firm.
    • Met monthly with the architect, to discuss progress of Community Task Force.
    • Received Mill Levy impact scenarios. Click here to review the document.
    • Developed timelines of possible bond calendars. 

Board of Education Meeting Dates

The Board of Education holds their regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Administration Office unless otherwise noted on the agenda.  The Board of Education has designated the fourth Monday of each month for facility discussions. Meeting times and locations for facility discussions will be announced following the regular monthly meeting. Meeting notifications are posted on the district website and available on the KRSL website. All meetings are open to the public and patrons are encouraged to attend.  Patrons without internet access, may contact the Central Administration Office to request a copy of the agenda.

Supporting documentation may also be viewed by selecting the Document Directory under Facility Information.

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Russell County USD 407 is dedicated to providing a culture of learning that will lead the state of Kansas in student success.

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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.

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