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It is a new day in Kansas education
A message from the new Commissioner of Education, Randy Watson starts a new vision for education in the state. The motto is "Kansas leads the world in the success of each student." Click below to read more about the new initiative.
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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak Information
The Reno County Health Department is investigating an outbreak of Pertussis (Whooping Cough). This disease is a highly contagious respiratory infection commonly referred to as "whooping cough." Please click below for more information!
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2017 State Track Contenders
These Falcon tracksters are headed to state! Faith- 100m hurdles, Katelynn - triple jump and Ellie - long jump.
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Superintendent's Message

Fairfield Parents and Community,

    Kansans Can, this is the new vision of the State Board of Education in Kansas, the overarching goal is to “lead the world in the success of each student.”  Kansas is on the verge of taking advantage of a new approach and the opportunities that it presents..

     As our Commissioner of Education, Randy Watson continuously shares to all stakeholders in Kansas; studies suggest that more than 70% of jobs in Kansas by 2020 will require some post-secondary education.  Currently, Kansas only has a 40% post-secondary rate.  How do we get there by 2020?  The focus lies within five areas designed to reach to the 70% mark.  They are: Social-Emotional development; Kindergarten Readiness; Individual Plans of Study; High School Graduation Rate; and Post-Secondary Success.  All of these areas lead to the overall outcome.

    The vision leads the new accreditation system of Kansas known as Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA).  Within this framework, a school district through several stakeholder groups are called to focus on two out of four areas for a five year accreditation cycle.  The areas are: Relationships; Relevance; Responsive Culture; and Rigor.  Fairfield is currently working toward narrowing the two focus areas.  This summer, our district has to decide in what year 1-5 we should fall in the process.  As it stands, we are looking at year one or two because of the work already established.  It is a growth process and it is not just a checklist, a continual improvement model is expected.


    Have a great summer everyone, and remember to check out my blog for updates on the construction projects starting soon! 

Nathan Reed
Superintendent, Fairfield School District 310