McPherson Unified School District 418

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Board of Education Goals
1. We will engage parents and the community in serious discussions about the education of our children.
  • Promote community and state leadership on education issues.
  • Engage the McPherson community in discussions on current education issues in McPherson and the state of Kansas.
2. We will provide staff the training, knowledge, skills and resources necessary to assist children to grow to their fullest potential.
  • Design programs and structures that emphasize establishing relationships wth students in grades 6-12 similar to those in grades Pre-K-5.
  • Do research and study, then implemet programs for our district to be on the cutting edge of educating all our students.
  • Design, invent and restructure schools so that each school is educating the entire child. (Fine Arts)
  • Establish rigourous curriculum and activity programs for all students to reach their fullest potential. (Pre-AP and AP)
3. We will work to hire and retain the best people to serve our students.
  • Work to provide recruitment and retention activities that will attract and keep top candidates in McPherson.
  • Establish relationship building as a top priority in the district.
  • Work to establish mentor and other programs to aide in retention of quality personnel.
  • Provide staff development opportunities for staff to grow in their skills and knowledge.
BOE Approved: 8/20/2012

Changes in School Board Election Process


In 2015, the Kansas Legislature passed HB 2104, which changed local election dates, including school board elections.


Previously school board general elections were held in the spring of odd-numbered years. The new law now requires these elections to be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years. If necessary, primary elections will be held on the first Tuesday in August of odd numbered years. 


A brief listing of dates of interest include:


Primary election – Tuesday, August 2, 2019

General election – Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Primary election – Tuesday, August 3, 2021

General election – Tuesday, November 2, 2021


Method of Elections/Voting Plans


Changes in the local method of election and/or voting plan may be made between the first Wednesday in November of an even-numbered year and ending the first Tuesday in June of odd-numbered year, if the change is also approved in an election before the end of the period.


Terms of Office


Term expiration dates for board members is the second Monday in even numbered years (i.e. January 13, 2020).


Newly-elected school board members will take office on the second Monday in January following the election.


Members of the Board of Education invite you to be involved with your schools. Your questions and comments are always welcome.