Graber

Staff of the year announced

With the 2018-19 school year winding down, three Hutchinson Public Schools staff members have received district honors.

Robin Getting, secretary at Graber Elementary School, has been named Classified Employee of the Year. Laura Benscheidt, health sciences teacher at the Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy, and Angela Allen, Reno County Head Start teacher, have been nominated as the district’s entries in the Kansas National Teacher of the Year competition.

All three educators will be honored at the back-to-school convocation in August.

Students need up-to-date vaccinations

            Kansas’ law requires students to be vaccinated for a variety of childhood diseases prior to attending school each year. Many of these are timed prior to pre-school and kindergarten while another group of vaccinations have to be taken prior to seventh grade. More complete information is available at http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/download/Immunization_Requirements_for_the_2018-2019_School_Year_Cheat_Sheet.pdf.

            Enrollment is not completed in USD 308 until proof of vaccinations is provided, therefore students will not be able to attend classes. Families also may provide proof of a medical or religious exemption in lieu of the vaccinations, but state regulation requires the exemptions to be filed annually.

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