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Message from Superintendent Craig Marshall

Posted Date: 07/28/2020

Message from Superintendent Craig Marshall

At our special board meeting July 27, the USD 244 Board of Education acted on two items.  Information is listed below regarding the school calendar and school safety and learning plans for the 2020-21 school year. 

The board voted to approve a school calendar with a few adjustments.  The start of the school year for kids will be Friday, August 21.  An in-service day on September 14 will be moved to August 20.  This will allow for extra preparation and in-service time for staff to start the school year.  Students and staff will be in school on September 14. 

The board voted to approve the school safety and learning plans as amended for the 2020-21 school year.  The approved documents are located on the USD 244 District Website ( on the right of the main page under Quick Link Documents.  You will find our calendar, school safety, and learning plans. 

Due to the recent changes for school starting dates from the state and to get information out to families and our staff, the board acted tonight on these agenda items.  USD 244 will have an Advisory Committee helping guide the district and board of education moving forward this school year with these flexible documents relating to COVID-19.  Input from our public and our staff is greatly appreciated.  The Advisory Committee is listed in these documents under the Quick Link Documents

There is a student survey that we would greatly appreciate everyone filling out on each of their children.  This survey should take less than 5 minutes.  It is very important that USD 244 has this information moving forward so we can meet the needs of every student for the 2020-21 school year.  Thank you in advance for filling out this survey.  The survey link will be sent via Everbridge later this week.      

USD 244 Burlington Public Schools wants everyone to know how important our students, staff, and families are to us.  We are doing everything in our power to create a safe and healthy learning environment while meeting individual student needs. 

If you have any questions, please contact the people listed below.


Craig Marshall (USD 244 Superintendent)

Stacy Reed (BHS Principal)

Matt Spring (BMS Principal)

Darla Long (BES Principal)

Lindsey Graf (Coffey County Special Education Director)


Thank you!

Craig Marshall

USD 244 Superintendent

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Burlington USD 244
301 Neosho Street
Burlington, Kansas 66839

District Office Regular Schedule:
M-F / 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 
District Office Summer Schedule:
M-Th  / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 620-364-8478
Fax: 620-364-8548