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Hutchinson Public Schools, USD 308, provides a variety of services for staff, students and patrons.

Business Office - If it involves money in the district, at some point Mrs. Blakesley and her staff become involved from the mundane reimbursement for toll-road fees for staff members to paying 900 staff members each month to making major capital purchases, all bills go through this office. The Business Office also is responsible for employee pay and benefits. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Division of Student Learning - The Division of Student Learning will continue to follow and enhance processes for defining, developing, implementing and assessing curriculum and instruction to increase achievement for all students.

Human Resources - Human Resources directs the recruitment and hiring of highly qualified and dedicated individuals. We begin working with our employees at the time of their first inquiry for available positions in the district and continue that relationship into retirement. Hutchinson Public Schools employs over 800 administrators, teachers, and support personnel. USD 308 is on a quality journey and works to ensure that we provide the best learning environment for all of our 4,600 students.

Nutrition Services - The Nutrition Services Department serves on average 4,500 lunches and 2,500 breakfasts each school day along with after-school snacks. In addition to the meals produced during the school year, the department also participates in the summer food service program which provides free meals to children under the age of 18 at site throughout the city. The Nutrition Services department employs approximately 65 employees that produce and serve meals throughout 11 different locations.

Parents as Teachers - Parents As Teachers is an early childhood parent education program for parents of children birth to 36 months. Parents as Teachers is funded by the Kansas State Department of Education and your local school district.

Public Information - Our Public Information Director, Ray Hemman, is responsible for overseeing all district publications and formal communications.

Operations - The Support Services department is department is responsible for custodial services, standard supplies, warehousing, and district wide delivery services.

Technology - Technology in the Hutchinson Public Schools is an integral part in student learning and District Fiscal operations. Maintaining current hardware, software, staff training and adequate network bandwidth speed to the classroom and to the desktop will always be of the highest priority.

Volunteers - Communities That Care (CTC) offers school-based mentoring programs that link caring adult volunteers from the community with students in schools. All Reno County students, grades K-12, within participating school districts are eligible to have a CTC mentor. Activities take place on school grounds before, during or after school hours.