Peabody–Burns USD 398
|Peabody–Burns USD 398|
506 N. Elm St.Kansas, 66866
|Coordinates||38°10′11″N 97°6′6″W / 38.16972°N 97.10167°W / 38.16972; -97.10167Coordinates: 38°10′11″N 97°6′6″W / 38.16972°N 97.10167°W / 38.16972; -97.10167|
|Grades||Pre-K to 12|
|School board||7 members|
Peabody–Burns USD 398 is a public unified school district headquartered in Peabody, Kansas, United States. The district includes the communities of Peabody, Burns, Wonsevu, and nearby rural areas of Marion, Chase, Harvey and Butler Counties.
In its early history, it was sometimes referred as district 12 of Marion County.
In 1945, the School Reorganization Act in Kansas caused the consolidation of thousands of rural school districts in Kansas.
In 1946-1947, many one-room rural schools consolidated into the Peabody school district.
In 1963, the School Unification Act in Kansas caused the further consolidatation of thousands of tiny school districts into hundreds of larger Unified School Districts.
In 1964, School District 131 was formed by the merger of the former Peabody, Burns, and Summit school districts into one educational system. The first school board consisted of C. Irvin Good of Peabody, Rodney E. Vogelman of Burns, Sherwin C. Ammeter of Summit. On July 1, 1965, the school district was approved by the state to become Unified School District (USD) 398.
The school district operates the following schools:
- Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School at 810 North Sycamore Street in Peabody. In 1953 the Brown Building was built, in 1997 the current school addition was built south of it.
- Peabody-Burns Elementary School at 506 North Elm Street in Peabody. The school district headquarters is located in the west side of this building. It was built in 1974.
- Peabody High School, northeast corner of 8th and Walnut in Peabody. It was a two story brick building that opened in 1923. It was closed after the current high school addition was built in 1997 then demolished and converted into a football practice field.
- Peabody Elementary School, northeast corner of 2nd and Maple in Peabody. It was a large two story limestone building. It was closed after the current elementary school was built in 1974 then demolished. It was started in 1872 as two stone rooms, then expanded over decades to its final size.
- Burns High School, southeast corner of Main and Cincinnati in Burns. It was closed in 1965 then converted into the Burns Community Museum.
- Burns Elementary School, southwest corner of Main and Church in Burns. It was closed in 1997 then demolished.
- Summit School (rural), along Vista Road between Peabody and Burns. It was closed in 1965 then demolished.
High School Principals
Decades ago, Superintendents use to teach class in addition to their administrative roles. The notes columns lists other jobs held within the same school district (not exhaustive, and may be missing some information).
|2021 to Current||Antoinette Root|
|2012 to 2021||Ron Traxson|
|2011 to 2012||Demitry Evancho (interim)|
|2007 to 2011||Rex Watson|
|1999 to 2007||Thomas J. Alstrom|
|1995 to 1999||Dennis L. Versch|
|1990 to 1995||Robert Herbig|
|1982 to 1990||John G. Glover||PES principal 1968 to 1982|
|1980 to 1982||Norris Wika|
|1967 to 1980||Donald E. Martin||PHS principal 1963 to 1967|
|1962 to 1967||Robert D. Schmitt|
|1961 to 1962||John G.S. Nettleton||PHS principal 1956 to 1961|
|1955 to 1961||Charles Kerr|
|1952 to 1955||Harold M. Clark||PHS principal 1950 to 1952|
|1950 to 1952||Robert H. Krieger|
|1927 to 1950||Harry H. Brown||PHS principal 1923 to 1927,|
PHS teacher 1950 to 1956,
Brown Building was named after him
|1923 to 1927||Ira O. Scott |
|1919 to 1923||W.P. Reese |
|1917 to 1919||C.I. Vinsonhaler |
|1916 to 1917||P.C. Vilander ||Peabody principal 1913 to 1915 |
|1912 to 1916||A.K. Loomis |
|1909* to 1912||J.W. Roberts|
|1906* to 1908*||W.D. Ross|
|1901*||A.H. Bushey |
Neighboring school districts
The neighboring school districts to USD 398 are:
- Remington USD 206 - south of USD 398
- Newton USD 373 - southwest
- Goessel USD 411 - west
- Hillsboro USD 410 - northwest
- Marion–Florence USD 408 - north
- Chase County USD 284 - northeast
- Flinthills USD 492 - southeast
- El Dorado USD 490 - southeast
- Peabody City Park, location of football field
- Peabody Gazette-Bulletin, local newspaper, contains stories about USD 398 school district
- List of high schools in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- Kansas State Department of Education
- Kansas State High School Activities Association
- ^ a b c "USD 398 Website". Archived from the original on January 30, 2020.
- ^ a b "USD 398 Names New Superintendent". USD 398. February 2, 2021. Archived from the original on June 23, 2021.
- ^ a b "Staff". USD 398. Archived from the original on June 22, 2021.
- ^ "USD 398 District Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 30, 2020.
- ^ "USD 398 Boundary Map". MapTechnica. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017.
- ^ Your School District: The Report of the National Commission on School District Reorganization; National Education Association; 286 pages; 1948.
- ^ School District Reorganization Notice of Hearing; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; January 10, 1946.
- ^ a b c d Peabody - The First 100 Years; Peabody Gazette-Herald; June 1971.
- ^ "Administration of Unified School Districts in Kansas" (PDF). Kansas State Department of Public Instruction. January 1967. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 10, 2020.
- ^ New District 131 School Board Moves Quickly On Unification; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; December 31, 1964.
- ^ Unification Petition Is Approved; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; February 4, 1965.
- ^ To Unify This Year; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; June 10, 1965.
- ^ USD 398 Begins First Year; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; August 26, 1965.
- ^ Using New Gym Now - New Building Fast Nearing Completion; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; December 28, 1922.
- ^ "Staff". USD 398. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021.
- ^ "Donald E. Martin Obituary". Peabody Gazette-Bulletin. February 20, 2013.
- ^ "John G.S. Nettleton Obituary". Wright Funeral Home. September 28, 2008. Archived from the original on October 16, 2019.
- ^ "Harold M. Clark Obituary". Peabody Gazette-Bulletin. November 29, 2006.
- ^ "Harold M. Clark Obituary". New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. November 29, 2006. Archived from the original on October 15, 2019.
- ^ "Harry H. Brown Obituary". Peabody Gazette-Herald. May 4, 1967.
- ^ a b The Vinsonhalers Leave Today; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; July 10, 1919.
- ^ Supt. Reese Resigns; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; April 26, 1923.
- ^ Supt. P.C. Vilander Arrived; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; August 10, 1916.
- ^ a b Six Teachers In High School; Peabody Gazette; August 20, 1913.
- ^ Principal Vilander Took His Class Out For Some Practical Work; The Peabody Gazette-Herald; December 9, 1915.
- ^ Teachers Institute & Enrollment by Grade; The Peabody Gazette; March 28, 1901.
- The Women of Peabody; Peabody Historical Society; Mennonite Press in Newton, KS; 250 pages; 2010; LCCN 2010928692. (contains memories from some former school teachers)
- Peabody : The First 100 Years; Peabody Historical Society; Peabody Gazette-Herald in Peabody, KS; 123 pages; 1971. (contains school history)
- Official website