Human Resources

for USD253 Staff

Human Resources Office

Mary Herbert Education Center #104
1700 W 7th Ave.
PO Box 1008
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: 620-341-2222
Fax: 620-341-2212



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Changes in Kansas Teacher Licensure Requirement

In September 2014, the Kansas State Board of Education adopted regulation changes regarding requirements for a fingerprint-based records check for educators. These changes will affect veteran educators who have never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license issued by the Kansas State Department of Education.

The changes are effective November 15, 2014. Find out more from this KSDE fact sheet.

Employee Handbooks

Administrative Staff Handbook 2021-22 – [PDF}

Classified Staff Handbook – The purpose of the handbook is to provide employment information for classified-hourly and classified-professional staff members. (Revised 2021)

EHS Faculty Handbook – [PDF] 2021-22

Pre-K and Elementary Faculty Handbook – [PDF] 2021-22

EMS Faculty Handbook – [PDF] 2021-22

Professional Development Handbook – The Professional Development Plan describes the results based goals and professional development activities and studies to be completed by an individual during a specified period of time. Effective: 2018-2023

Substitute Teacher Handbook – [PDF] 2021-22

Resign / Benefit Worksheets, Workers’ Compensation, Benefits…

See the Business Operations page

Misc. Forms

College Hours Form – The purpose of the college hour form is to document approval of the college credit hours a staff member may wish to use to advance horizontally on the salary schedule.

Tuition Reimbursement Procedure

Tuition Reimbursement Form


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