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Board of Education

Board of Education - USD 443 Dodge City

  • General Information

    • The Unified School District 443 Board of Education is comprised of seven (7) local citizens elected at-large.
    • Members serve four-year staggered terms. Currently, four (4) expire in 2022 and three (3) expire in 2024.
    • Terms run for four years, with the new Board seated at the first meeting in January.
    • As required by state law, members serve without compensation.

    Board Goals

    • The Board of Education is committed to periodically drafting and reviewing progress toward goals for the Board of Education and for the welfare of the District.
    • Visit the Board Goals section 

    Public Meetings

    • Board meetings are scheduled on the second and typically the fourth Monday of each month.  See District Calendar for Specific Dates.
    • Comprehensive, fully searchable, Board of Education Policies are available online.
    • Regular meetings will begin at 6:00 pm CT in the Austen Auditorium at the Central Administration Building located at 1000 North 2nd Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
    • The second meetings of the month are held at 12:00 Noon, at the school locations shown above.
    • The Board invites community participation to comment on items not included on the agenda at the beginning of each meeting. There will be opportunities for public comment on items appearing on the agenda after the BOE has discussed those particular items. Patrons are asked to keep comments brief.
    • All Board meetings are shared via district YouTube Channel @ Dodge City Public Schools. For more information about the Board of Education, please call (620) 371-1070.


    • The Board prepares an agenda for each regular meeting. To be included on the electronic notification list, please email Deborah Longton at  
    • If you do not have regular access to email, you may request paper copy of the agenda by writing:

    Director of Business Operations
    Clerk of the Board
    USD 443 Board of Education
    PO Box 460
    Dodge City, KS 67801


    • Official minutes are available in the online archive once approved by the Board of Education.

    Board Policies

So You Want to Be a Board Member?

This is a great publication put out by the Kansas Assocation of School Boards that details everything you would need to know about becoming a board member.

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