Welcome From the Superintendent!
Welcome to Fort Larned Unified School District 495! We are a community of learners dedicated to the creation of an environment where children can be successful. Thanks to the efforts of our talented and dedicated employees, a strong and supportive Board of Education, involved and committed parents and a community that values what our school district has to offer, our children have the opportunity to take advantage of a rich and diverse PK-12 educational experience.
Our goal is to provide an environment where all children can learn to the best of their abilities. We are committed to building and sustaining positive learning experiences where all students develop essential skills necessary to positively contribute to our ever-changing world. We promote the use of technology in the classroom and support our teachers in their efforts to integrate technology with in classroom learning opportunities.
This year, our focus as a district is to take part in a new movement within education in Kansas - to show that Kansas, and USD 495, will lead the world in student success. Here in USD 495, we are taking steps to ensure that our students have the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement that is necessary to be successful citizens. To do that, the district will address areas of social/emotional factors, kindergarten readiness, individual plans of study, graduation rates, and postsecondary success so that it can track results during the course of students' educational experience. Additionally, the district will examine the areas of relationships, relevance, responsive culture, and rigor within our systems to enhance the success of our systems.
Overall, we look forward to working with you and your student and greatly appreciate the opportunity to educate your child!
Superintendent of USD 495