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USD 248 District Information
 
Physical Description:
Girard Unified School District 248 is a rural school district comprising 263 square miles located in the southeast corner of Kansas. The majority of the land is used for agricultural purposes and is situated in Crawford County, with a small northwestern portion of the district being in Neosho County. The District has three schools:

R. V. Haderlein Elementary School
Grades Pre-K thru 5
Approximately 500 Students
Built in 1954 - additions in 1972, 1974, 1978-79, 1987, 1995-96

Girard Middle School
Grades 6-8
Approximately 300 students
Converted to a middle school in 1962 - additions in 1964, 1966-67, 1995-96

Girard High School
Grades 9-12
Approximately 400 students
Rebuilt after a fire on October 24, 1964 - additions in 1966-67, 1995-96

Enrollment Data:
The district currently serves approximately 1,200 students and enrollment is stable. Of those students, 45% are bused to school, and 48% qualify for free and reduced lunches. The average number of students per grade level is 90.

Personnel Description:
USD 248 currently includes four administrators: Mr. Blaise Bauer, superintendent; Mr. Todd Ferguson, high school principal; Mr. Tom Stegman, high school assistant principal. Mr. Randy Heatherly, middle school principal; and Mr. Mark LaTurner, elementary school principal. The district also employs two full-time technology specialists, a registered nurse, and a registered dietitian. USD 248 has 74 certified teachers whose teaching experience within the district averages 15 years. Those teachers' total teaching experience, including service in other districts, averages 16.6 years. The highest educational degree attainment for the certified staff is 50.7% with bachelor's degrees, 39.4% with master's degrees, 7.0% with specialist in education degrees, and 2.8% with doctor of philosophy degrees. Continued post-graduate education and inservice staff development are perceived as important by both teachers and administrators.



Notice: Unified School District 248, Girard, Kansas, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. If you have questions regarding the above, please contact: Superintendent, 415 North Summit, Girard, Kansas 66743-1128 phone: 620-724-4325, Title IX Coordinator; 415 North Summit, Girard, Kansas 66743-1128 phone: 620-724-4325, Section 504 Coordinator

 

Girard Unified School District 248 - 415 North Summit - Girard, KS 66743