- Communication and Engagement
- Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments
- Food and Nutrition
- Health Services
- Human Resources
Eudora USD 491 is committed to providing its students, parents, employees, residents, and taxpayers with information to engage our community while telling the stories of our schools. It is our desire to promote the positive impact our schools have on our students and community.
Eudora Schools loves sharing information with you via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. In partnership with the Lawrence Journal World, The Card is delivered to every mailbox in Eudora four times a year. Twice a year, the Discover Eudora magazine is published where Eudora Schools is featured.
To find the district employee social media policy, please refer to the guidelines set by the Board of Education. Student social media policies can be found in each school's handbook.
To use the official Cardinal Logo, please fill out The Power Cardinal License Agreement form and return it to Jaylie Postlewait, Communication and Engagement Specialist, at 1310 Winchester Rd., Eudora, KS 66025
Through our continuous improvement process, the Eudora School District's curriculum is developed through collaboration among teachers across grade levels. Throughout the curriculum writing process, work is done to be sure that our local curriculum supports the Kansas State Standards for all subject areas. Through this process, teachers work together across the district to determine what knowledge and skills students need and in what grade to meet the state standards.
Academics are central to the student experience at Eudora Schools. Every student has a unique set of strengths and challenges, and our educators are committed to providing a challenging and supportive academic environment to meet each student’s needs.
A school system’s academic program for all grade levels focuses on three main areas:
The facilities department works daily to provide safe, clean, and comfortable facilities for our students and staff. This department includes custodial service, grounds, and maintenance. They work with patrons, parents, and school staff/administrators to assess current and future facility needs.
The buildings and facilities used and maintained by Eudora Schools are also a resource to the community. A usage request by a non-school group should be made with the district's Facility Request Form. This form should be completed and returned to the principal or administrator for the requested facility.
All requests must include proof of insurance coverage before they will be considered for approval by the Eudora Board of Education. Completed paperwork should be submitted as far in advance as possible.
The finance department is responsible for monitoring, recording, and reporting the district's financial activity. With assistance from district leadership and the Board of Education, the finance department prepares an annual school district budget that aligns its financial resources with the district's vision, educational goals, and student learning expectations. The budget provides detailed financial information to help our community better understand school finance and the decisions made to invest wisely and responsibly in our children and their future.
The Eudora Schools Food and Nutrition team is proud to serve your students' breakfast and lunch at school. They work hard to meet one-third or more of the daily nutrients, as well as the meal pattern requirements of the National School Lunch Program. A computerized nutrient analysis program is utilized to plan menus to meet requirements. Thank you for choosing our breakfast and lunch programs for your family. We are grateful for your partnership!
To view information on lunch menus, food related allergies, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and meal prices please visit the Food and Nutrition page.
School health services are provided through school nurses at each school. Their goal is to promote the health and safety of students by helping them acquire health knowledge and by responding directly to students' health needs.
To view medication forms, disease and symptom recommendations/regulations, and required immunizations, please visit the Health Services page.
HR Roles and Resources
- Human Resources Director
- Benefits Clerk
- Board Clerk/Payroll Clerk
- District Administrative Assistant
- Title IX
- Complaint Procedures
- Salary Documents
- Negotiated Agreement/Employee Handbook
Title IX Policy
The board of education is committed to providing a positive and productive working and learning environment, free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions, employment, or the educational programs or activities it operates and is prohibited by Title IX from engaging in such discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, will not be tolerated in the school district. Discrimination on the basis of the sex of employees or students of the district by board members, administrators, licensed and classified personnel, students, vendors, and any others having business or other contacts with the school district is strictly prohibited. To learn more about the Eudora School District Sexual Harassment Policy, see Board Policy GAAC located here in Eudora School District Board Policy
Sexual Harassment Training Materials
Sexual harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex is not tolerated at USD 491. If you have questions about our policy on sexual harassment and discrimination, please contact Amy Shanks, Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-542-4910, ext. 1104, or by mail to 1310 Winchester Road, POB 500, Eudora, KS 66025. The following is a pdf to our training materials on Title IX Regulations in compliance with the United States Department of Education requirements: Title IX Training Materials.
Complaints regarding alleged discrimination shall be handled in accordance with procedures outlined in board policies GAAC and shall be directed to the Title IX Coordinator; Amy Shanks, email@example.com 1310 Winchester Road, Eudora, KS 66025, 785-542-4910, ext. 1104. Complaints of discrimination should be addressed to an employee’s supervisor or to the building principal or the compliance coordinator. Complaints against the superintendent should be addressed to the board of education. Unless otherwise provided herein, complaints of discrimination will be resolved using the district’s discrimination complaint procedures in policy KN found in Board Policy
Formal Complaint Procedures
A formal complaint should be filed in writing and contain the name and address of the person filing the complaint. The complaint should briefly describe the alleged violation. If an individual does not wish to file a written complaint and the matter has not been adequately resolved, the building principal may initiate the complaint. Forms for filing written complaints are available in each school building office and the central office.
A complaint should be filed as soon as possible after the conduct occurs but not later than 180 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation unless the conduct forming the basis for the complaint is ongoing.
- If appropriate, an investigation shall follow the filing of the complaint. If the complaint is against the superintendent, the board shall appoint an investigating officer. In other instances, the investigation shall be conducted by the building principal, the compliance coordinator, or another individual appointed by the board. The investigation shall be informal but thorough. All interested persons, including the complainant and the person against whom the complaint is lodged, will be afforded an opportunity to submit written or oral evidence relevant to the complaint.
- A written determination of the complaint’s validity and a description of the resolution shall be issued by the investigator, and a copy forwarded to the complainant and the accused no later than 30 days after the filing of the complaint.
- If the investigation results in a recommendation that a student be suspended or expelled, procedures outlined in board policy and state law governing student suspension and expulsion will be followed.
- If the investigation results in a recommendation that an employee be suspended without pay or terminated, procedures outlined in board policy, the negotiated agreement (as applicable), and state law will be followed.
- Records relating to complaints filed and their resolution shall be forwarded to and maintained in a confidential manner by the district compliance coordinator.
- The complainant may appeal the determination of the complaint. Appeals shall be heard by the district compliance coordinator, a hearing officer appointed by the board, or by the board itself as determined by the board. The request to appeal the resolution shall be made within 20 days after the date of the written resolution of the complaint at the lower level. The appeal officer shall review the evidence gathered by the investigator and the investigator’s report and shall afford the complainant and the person against whom the complaint is filed an opportunity to submit further evidence, orally or in writing, within 10 days after the appeal is filed. The appeal officer will issue a written determination of the complaint’s validity and a description of its resolution within 30 days after the appeal is filed.
- If discrimination or harassment has occurred, the district will take prompt, remedial action to prevent its reoccurrence. The district prohibits retaliation or discrimination against any person for opposing discrimination, including harassment; for participating in the complaint process; or making a complaint, testifying, assisting, or participating in any investigation, proceeding, or hearing.
- Use of this complaint procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of any other remedies including the right to file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Kansas Human Rights Commission.
Welcome to the Eudora Schools Technology Services group. We hope you find this section useful whether you are a staff member, parent, student, or member of the community. The Technology Services group is committed to enhancing the value of education through the infusion of technology into the instructional environment. We support teaching and learning in the classroom and the day-to-day business operations of Eudora Schools through the following areas:
Works directly with students and teachers to maximize the integration of technology in their learning. Primary areas of support include professional development and technology training in one-on-one, small group, campus and district wide settings; working with teachers to plan lessons and model technology integration in the classroom and digital citizenship for teachers and students, and online instructional materials support.
Installs, maintains, and repairs computing resources for the District, including copiers, interactive whiteboards, audio-visual systems, iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, and workstations.
Maintains and supports the PowerSchool student information system, PowerSchool Enrollment, PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook, and all online curriculum rostering. This group also maintains and supports the district DQC group (Data Quality Control) which reports all district data to the state of Kansas.
Plans, implements, and supports the District’s network resources. Responsibilities include wired and wireless networking, firewalls, content filters, servers, backups, VoIP phone system, Internet access, and building security systems.
Our top daily priority is keeping students safe to and from school!
In addition to transporting rural students to and from school, a free bus shuttle is available before and after school to take students between the schools and designated drop-off points in the community.
Here are a few reminders about using Eudora Schools Transportation:
- Students must have parental permission to ride a district bus or shuttle at any time. This should be completed during online enrollment.
- Students should be at their designated loading point at least five minutes before the loading time listed on the schedule.
- Eudora Schools will need to be notified 24-48 hours in advance if there is a change of address for pick up or drop off.
- If your student typically rides the bus, but you are planning to pick them up after school please notify their school office no later than 2:00 pm so they do not load the bus.
We are very proud of the Eudora Schools transportation safety record, which is a direct result of conscientious service by our transportation staff. The consideration and cooperation of parents can help the children understand that riding a school bus is a privilege and rules of conduct are necessary for their safety and the safety of others on the bus.