Mike Folks is the district's 33rd superintendent in its 147-year history. He began on July 1, 2019.
The district’s new leader had been superintendent for Clay County Schools, based in Clay Center, since July 1, 2005. Prior to that, he was superintendent at Central Heights USD 288 in Richmond, Kan.
Folks received a master's from Pittsburg State University in educational leadership and administration in 2000 and a master's in higher education/higher education administration from Fort Hays State University in 1997.
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