Inclement Weather Procedure:

The safety of district students, parents, patrons, and employees is of utmost concern to the USD 234 Board of Education.  To ensure that an informed decision is made about the school day when inclement weather is predicted, the district will set in motion a plan to test the safety of roads within the district boundaries.  Pending input from certain district personnel concerning the condition of the roads, the Superintendent will evaluate the facts and formulate a plan of action.  If a decision to dismiss school is made, it will be announced by 6:00 a.m. via the media listed.  Phone calls to school officials prior to 6:00 a.m. will not provide school closing information.  Only school cancellations will be released via the media.  If school is in session, there will not be a media announcement.

KMDO-KOMB 1600 AM/103.9 FM radio will be our initial outlet to release information.  Other stations to be contacted include KOAM TV Channel 7, KKOW FM 96.9, KNEM AM 1240 in Nevada, KSN TV Channel 10 in Joplin, and KODE TV Channel 12 in Joplin.  The district website may also be accessed for updated school closing information at  Local radio stations will be the most efficient way to receive information.

Buses may run late on some days.  This information will be given at the same time and in the same fashion as school closings.  

If a storm hits during the day, buses may take students home early.  The local radio stations will broadcast the information as soon as possible.  In these circumstances, students may not have  a chance to call parents prior to bus departure.

Online Enrollment remains open. 
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If you have a new student or need assistance with the online enrollment process, go to the school where the student will attend.  Office staff will assist you. 

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All students enrolling in any district school shall provide the building principal with proof of immunization of certain diseases or furnish documents to satisfy statutory requirements.  Booster shots mandated by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Environment are also required. 

Students who fail to provide the documentation required by law may be excluded from school by the superintendent until statutory requirements are satisfied.  Notice of exclusion shall be given to the parents/guardians as prescribed by law.  Students who are not immunized against a particular disease(s) may be excluded from school during any outbreak.

The following immunizations are required:

-Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP):  Five doses required. Four doses are acceptable if dose 4 is given after age 4 years.  A single dose of Tdap is required at grades 7-12 if no previous history of Tdap vaccination regardless of interval since the last Td.

-Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): Four doses required. Three doses are acceptable if one dose is after 4 years of age, 6 months between second and third dose and final dose prior to kindergarten entry.

-Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Two doses required.

-Hepatitis B: Three doses required.

-Varicella (chickenpox): Two doses are required prior to kindergarten entry.  Students 12 years old and younger a 3-month interval is recommended; however, upon record review the interval between doses may be as short as 28 days for the second dose to be counted as valid.  Regardless of the student’s age, if the first dose is at 12 months of age with the second dose 28 days after the first dose, both doses are valid.  No doses are required when student has history of varicella disease documented by a licensed physician

Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
USD 234 Fort Scott Board Policy

Racial and Disability Harassment Policy
USD 234 Fort Scott Board Policy

USD 234 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Superintendent, 424 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701, telephone: 620-223-0800.

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