Dodge City Public Schools

USD 443

Excellence - Equity - Excitement

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, three (3) expire in 2019 and four (4) expire in 2017.
    • 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 for the full text of the S.M.A.R.T. goals and progress made to-date.

    Public Meetings

    • Board meetings are scheduled on the second and typically the fourth Monday of each month. 


    2016-2017 Schedule of Regular Board of Education Meetings

     Monday, July 11, 2016                       6:00 PM                  1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, August 8, 2016                    6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, August 22, 2016                 12:00 PM                   Miller Elementary
     Monday, September 12, 2016             6:00 PM                  1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, September 26, 2016           12:00 PM                   Bright Beginnings
     Monday, October 10, 2016                 6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, October 24, 2016               12:00 PM                    Linn Elementary
     Monday, November 14, 2016              6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, December 12, 2016              6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, January 9, 2017                   6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, January 23, 2017               12:00 PM                   Northwest Elementary
     Monday, February 13, 2017               6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, February 27, 2017             12:00 PM                    Comanche Middle School
     Monday, March 27, 2017                  6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, April 10, 2017                     6:00 PM                   1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, April 24, 2017                   12:00 PM                    Soule Elementary
     Monday, May 8, 2017                       6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, May 22, 2017                    12:00 PM                   Dodge City High School
     Monday, June 12, 2017                    6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue  
     Monday, June 26, 2017                    6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue
     Monday, July 10, 2017                     6:00 PM                    1000 Second Avenue



    • 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

Related Files

  • 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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