State-Required Document Links and Information

Budget Documents

Code 99 Notice of Hearing

Needs Assessment
(K.S.A. 72-1163)

Budget
(K.S.A. 72-1163)

Form 150
(K.S.A. 72-1167)

Budget Summary
(K.S.A. 72-1167 and K.S.A. 72-1163)

One-Page Budget Summary

KSDE Budget-At-A-Glance

Financial Accountability Report
(K.S.A. 72-5170)

(c), "The notice required to be published by K.S.A. 79-2929, and amendments thereto, shall include a statement that the budgets, the summary of the proposed budget, the needs assessment and state assessment documentation is on file at the administrative offices of the district and available on the school district's website."

Revenue Neutral Rate Hearing (Supp. 79-2988)

(b)(1), "At least 10 days in advance of the public hearing, the governing body shall publish notice of its proposed intent to exceed the revenue neutral rate by publishing notice: (A) On the website of the governing body, if the governing body maintains a website."

Notice of Revenue Neutral Rate Hearing

Accountability Reports

K.S.A. 72-1181

KSDE Building Report Card

Building Report Card

Accountability Measures

Accountability Measures

Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI)

Part-time Enrollment Policy (K.S.A. 72-3120)

(h)(2), "Each board of education of a school district shall adopt a policy regarding the part-time enrollment of students pursuant to this subsection and shall publish such policy on the school district's website. The board of education of a school district shall make a good faith attempt to accommodate scheduling requests of students enrolling in the school district pursuant to this subsection but shall not be required to make adjustments to accommodate every such request."

From the USD 490 Board Policy (Section JBC):

Part-Time Students
"Part-time students may enroll with administration’s permission if they complete all paperwork in a timely fashion and are in attendance no later than September 20th. Part-time students may be admitted only to the extent that staff, facilities, equipment, and supplies are available and the students follow the district’s student conduct policies and rules."

Nonacademic Tests, Surveys and Questionnaires (K.S.A. 72-6316)

Sec. 27 (c), "Prior to the administration of any such test, questionnaire, survey or examination, a school district shall post and maintain a copy of such test, questionnaire, survey or examination on the school district website."

El Dorado Public Schools seeks to meet the evolving needs of our students and to support every student to succeed in school and in life. As part of our educational approach and dedication to our students, and in alignment with the Kansas Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards, our district uses student surveys to better support and serve our students. We believe student voice is essential to develop the learning environments that support every student in our community.

Our district works in partnership with Panorama Education to run our student survey. Our district uses a subset of questions from the Panorama Student Survey and the Panorama Social-Emotional Learning Survey that are most important to our school context and community.

USD 490 has chosen to utilize the following topics with our students:
● Self-management
● Social awareness
● Grit
● Emotional regulation
● Self-Efficacy

El Dorado Public Schools joins many others across Kansas each year in using the Panorama’s survey platform to support the social, emotional, and character development of our young Kansans.

For questions about the survey, please contact Jenifer Davis at jldavis@usd490.org or 316-322-4800.

USD 490 shall comply with the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 and enforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, relating to parent/guardian and family involvement.

Nonresident Capacity Policy (K.S.A. 72-3123)

(a) Each board of education of a school district shall adopt a policy to determine the number of nonresident students that the school district has the capacity to accept in each grade level for each school of the school district pursuant to K.S.A. 72-3123, and amendments thereto. Such policies shall clearly specify the reasons that the board may use to deny continued enrollment of a nonresident student who is not in good standing. Such reasons for a denial of continued enrollment may include, but shall not be limited to, the nonresident student's record of school absenteeism and repeated suspensions or expulsions.

(b) Prior to adopting such policy, the board of education shall call and hold a hearing on the proposed policy. The board of education shall provide notice of such hearing, which shall include the time, date and place of the public hearing to be held on the proposed policy. Such notice shall be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district and shall also be posted on the school district's website.

(c) The policy adopted pursuant to subsection (a) shall be published on the school district's website.

Notice of Hearing - Nonresident Student Policy

Non Resident Enrollment Policy

ACT Information (House Bill 2134. Per K.S.A. 72-5179)

(b) The district shall annually publish on their websites the times, dates, and locations of the pre-ACT college entrance exam, the ACT college entrance exam and the ACT WorkKeys assessments that are offered in Kansas and information for students on how to register for such exams or assessments.

ACT Website: https://www.act.org/

Find a Test Center: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/test-center-locator.html

ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

Visit the high school counselor's page for more information about Pre-ACT and WorkKeys Assessments: https://www.usd490.org/o/ehs/page/counseling-office

Jason Flatt Act - Youth Suicide Awareness (K.S.A. 72-6284)

The Jason Flatt Act requires school districts to make suicide prevention information available to parents as they would any other materials relative to parent engagement.

USD 490 provides facilitated trainings as well as virtual options for staff that include steps for recognizing suicide ideation, appropriate methods of interventions, and a crisis recovery plan.

South Central Mental Health PowerPoint for Elementary Schools

South Central Mental Health PowerPoint for EMS and EHS

Suicide Prevention Flyer

Parents may review these training materials by contacting the School Counselor at their student's building.

EHS- 316-322-4800
EXT- 316-322-4892
EMS- 316-322-4820

Blackmore- 316-322-4850
Grandview- 316-322-4830
Skelly- 316-322-4860

The Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition website can be accessed here: https://kspcoalition.org/

If in crisis, you can call or text 988. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents of students and eligible students (those who are 18 or older) are afforded various rights with regard to educational records which are kept and maintained by USD 490. In accordance with FERPA, you are required to be notified of those rights which include:

1. The right to review and inspect all of your educational records except those which are specifically exempt. Records will be available within 45 days of the day the district receives a request for access.

2. The right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your educational records to other persons with certain limited expectations. Disclosure of information from your educational records to other persons will occur only if:

a. the district has your prior written consent for disclosure;
b. the information is considered “directory information” and you have not
objected to the release of such information; or
c. disclosure without your prior consent is permitted by law. Including:

1. The district may disclose, without your consent, personally identifiable information to school officials with a legitimate educational interest.
2. The district may disclose, without your consent, education records to officials of another district in which a student seeks to enroll or intends to enroll.
3. The right to request that your educational records be amended if you believe the records are misleading, inaccurate, or otherwise in violation of your rights. This includes the right to request a hearing at which you may present evidence to show why the record should be changed if your request for an amendment to your records is denied in the first instance.
4. The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy and Regulations Office at the U.S. Department of Education if you believe that USD 490 has failed to comply with FERPA’s requirements. The address of this office is 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 4074, Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.
5. The right to obtain a copy of USD 490 policies for complying with FERPA. A copy may be obtained from the USD 490 Administrative Office, 124 West Central Avenue, El Dorado, KS, 67042.


Directory Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that El Dorado Public Schools USD 490, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records.  However, El Dorado Public Schools may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised El Dorado Public Schools USD 490 to the contrary in accordance with El Dorado Public Schools’ procedures.  The primary purpose of directory information is to allow El Dorado Public Schools to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications.  Examples include:

  • A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;

  • School newsletters (including website and/or social media);

  • The annual yearbook;

  • Honor roll or other recognition lists;

  • Graduation programs; and

  • Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.

Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent’s prior written consent.  Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks.  In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with the following information – names, addresses and telephone listings – unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student’s information disclosed without their prior written consent.

If you do not want El Dorado Public Schools to disclose any or all of the types of information designated below as directory information from your child’s education records without your prior written consent, you must notify El Dorado Public Schools in writing by August 31 of the current school year. El Dorado Public Schools has designated the following information as directory information:

  • Student's name

  • Address

  • Telephone listing

  • Electronic mail address

  • Photograph

  • Date and place of birth

  • Major field of study

  • Dates of attendance

  • Grade level

  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams

  • Degrees, honors, and awards received

  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended

    Opt-Out Form

    (updated September 2023)

    Title I:  Parents Right to Know

    USD 490’s Title I schools (Blackmore, Grandview, and Skelly Elementary schools, and El Dorado Middle School) operate under the Title I federal guidelines as provided under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. These rules allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials. We are happy to provide this information to you. At any time, you may ask:

• Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching.
• Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived.
• What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.

You may also ask whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional. If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled.

If you have any questions about your child’s classroom assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact the school office.

We encourage you to remain involved in your child’s education and encourage you to call your school office with any questions and/or concerns.

Title IX Sexual Harassment Information

The Title IX Sexual Harassment Coordinator for USD 490 is Superintendent Jenifer Davis. She can be reached by email at jldavis@usd490.org, by phone at 316-322-4800, or mail at 124 W. Central Ave., El Dorado, KS 67042.

Click here for a link to the Title IX Sexual Harassment Training.