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Announcements Thursday, April 22nd:

Announcements Thursday, April 22nd:.... StuCo Mtg during seminar.... Any SADD member who wants to run for an office for next year see Mrs. Birney .... CALENDAR CHANGE - SCHOOL GETS OUT AT 3:30 TODAY NOT 2:00.... JH Track Meet @ Cimarron. Good Luck Deuces! Students will be dismissed at 8:50 and leave @ 9:00.... All students need to check out and in through the office when going to appointments.... JH & HS Students need to start turning in your books into the library if you are finished with them.

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What’s Going on at School


Spring in here or near and some students are counting down the days.

Our high school math teacher will be replaced for the remainder of the year beginning April 16.  We will have a replacement.

We will be unable to offer Drivers Ed this summer but are planning on being able to provide next summer.

Attendance at our student led parent teachers conference has improved over attendance the last few years.

OPAA.  Our food service provider would like feedback on their service.  Contact Tina at

We will be getting some ESSER (Covid) money soon.  It must be spent on covid related expenses.

Our budget is looking good for the remainder of the fiscal year, which is June 30th.  We are cutting it close with our local option budget, which is dependent upon local tax dollars.  We had to cut that budget last year to keep from raising taxes.  Our spending this year has been very restricted and we have some pressing needs coming up.  Our track is in desperate need of repair, to the point we had to stop hosting track meets.  We also need a new fire alarm system soon, as well as other needs.

Our OVT (Outside Validation Team) visit is this week.  This is a group of three Superintendents to which we present evidence and data of how we are complying with the Kansas State Department of Education KESA (Kansas Education Standards Accreditation) mandates. We have made and will continue to make many modifications to our educational process to meet criteria and hopefully will be accredited.  We are in year four of a five-year implementation and have worked very hard to raise our educational bar.  The feedback we receive from our KESA coach is very good.  She indicates that we are improving dramatically and nearing the top as compared to other schools.


As always, if you have any questions swing by the office or give me a call.

Kelly Lampe



Main Street Market Community Initiative


Local interest has been sparked to create a community owned or cooperative type identity to purchase and run the Main Street Market. This model has been proven to be successful in other rural, small-towns throughout Kansas, including nearby Minneola and Protection.

Recently, a small group of Bucklin residents have met a couple of times to research and explore this opportunity and develop an action plan to drive a feasible solution to keep this valuable asset in our community. Specifics are still being determined, but in order to reach this goal, this initiative will need community support in terms of investments or stock-type purchases.

The immediate need is to drive awareness of this initiative not only through-out the community but to others outside of it with ties or interests to Bucklin to gauge potential investment levels. Another need is to identify individuals who are willing to contribute their time, ideas, or any additional beneficial expertise. Please reach out to Mayor Clay Sellard, Superintendent Kelly Lampe, or Miranda Ellis with any feedback, interest in being a potential investor or with your willingness to help with this endeavor.


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USD 459 Bucklin Schools
422 S Main St
Bucklin, Kansas 67834

School Office Hours Mon-Fri: 7 am – 4 pm

Summer Hours Mon-Thur: 6 am – 3:30 pm Fri: 6 am – 10:30 am


Phone: 620-826-3241
Fax: 620-826-9966