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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 2020 and three (3) expire in 2022.
    • 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. 


    2017-2018 Schedule of Regular Board of Education Meetings

     Monday, July 10, 2017                       6:00 PM                  1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, August 14, 2017                  6:00 PM                  1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, August 28, 2017                12:00 PM                   Beeson Elementary
     Monday, September 11, 2017            6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, September 25, 2017          12:00 PM                   Central Elementary
     Monday, October 9, 2017                 6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, October 23, 2017              12:00 PM                   Ross Elementary
     Monday, November 13, 2017            6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue 

     Monday, November 27, 2017          12:00 PM                   Sunnyside Elementary

     Monday, December 11, 2017           6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue
     *Monday, January 15, 2018             6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     *Monday, January 29, 2018           12:00 PM                   Wilroads Gardens Elementary
     Monday, February 12, 2018             6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, February 26, 2018            12:00 PM                  Dodge City Middle School
     Monday, March 26, 2018                  6:00 PM                  1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, April 9, 2018                      6:00 PM                  1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, April 23, 2018                   12:00 PM                 Alternative Education
     Monday, May 14, 2018                     6:00 PM                 1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, June 11, 2018                    6:00 PM                 1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, June 25, 2018                    6:00 PM                 1000 Second Avenue  
     Monday, July 9, 2018                       6:00 PM                 1000 Second Avenue
     *meeting scheduled for the 3rd or 5th Monday of the month



    • 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 recorded and televised on Cox Communications Channel 21. Please check the Channel 21 airplay schedule for times. 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:

    William R. Hammond
    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

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