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  Welcome to Chanute Public Schools!

                Located in the heart of southeast Kansas is USD 413-Chanute, a district whose teachers, administrators, support staff, bus drivers and school board members embrace the philosophy that your students’ needs come first.

                     Thanks to a local and business community that cares about and supports education, students are educated in new and updated facilities with classrooms equipped with the technological tools to educate a 21st century work force. The district’s 1800-plus students attend our 4A high school, middle school for grades 6-8 and elementary school for grades K-5. Lincoln Early Learning Center houses classes for preschool and special needs preschoolers. Another building holds the New Beginnings Academy and its computer-based alternative program for high school students and the Chanute Virtual Education Center, for those interested in earning a high school diploma online.

                The district’s 120 teachers and 200 support staff are great and grateful people. Through their dedication:    

  • Academic test scores continue to rise
  • ACT scores are above state and national averages
  • Graduation rate is above  87 %
  • 80 percent of CHS graduates continue their education after high school    
Feel free to contact us at

The Board of Education Office

315 Chanute 35 Parkway

Chanute, Kansas  66720



 District Office Staff

Interim Superintendent - Steve Parsons

Assistant Superintendent - Dr. Kent Wire

Board Clerk/Business Agent - Tamara Slane
Human Resources - Jamie Ortiz
District Administrative Assistant - Kathy Standley


Central Office functions include:

Acceptance of employee applications for all district positions

Processing student transcript requests


Accounts payable

Federal Title Program Administration

District Budget

Maintenance of Personnel and Board of Education Records

Development of District Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Coordination of State Assessments

Planning of District Professional Development