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Employer Name & Website:Frontenac USD 249 www.frontenac249.org
Frontenac USD 249 is located in southeast Kansas adjacent to Pittsburg in Crawford County. Of the county’s 38,000 residents approximately 3,100 live in Frontenac and 19,200 live in Pittsburg, which is just in the southern city limits. Frontenac was founded as a mining community in 1886.
All three of the District’s schools are located on the main campus a block south of the downtown area. In September of 2017 Frank Layden Elementary School enrolled 485 students in grades K-5. There were 230 students in grades 6-8 at Frontenac Junior High School and Frontenac High School is a 4A school that had 272 students in grades 9-12. All are fully accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education. Currently 66 faculty and 46 staff serve 987 students from pre-school to 12th grade.
The school system receives strong support from the community with parents and patrons working together to provide excellent learning opportunities for our students. Students are afforded many opportunities for success when they graduate and move on to successful careers.
USD 249 is committed to provide a strong diverse curriculum to our students; including the addition of college level courses, career ready curriculum and supporting our teachers in the pursuit of their own professional development. The district is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that ensures engaged learning, effective teaching, and trusting relationships so that all members of the school community reach their highest level of academic achievement.
Kindergarten through 8th grade learning includes 1 to 1 student iPads and 9th-12th 1 to 1 laptops. Grades K through 5 utilize 1 to 1 iPads on mobile carts. The schools and the district are committed to providing students and staff with the technology to succeed in ever-changing world.
Our teachers enjoy many benefits including an attractive salary schedule, a number of fringe benefits, generous sick leave (including a sick leave pool), small class sizes, a stipend for educational growth, and an excellent professional development program.
We encourage you to visit our web site at www.frontenac249.org for further information about our school district. We also welcome you to call our district office at 620-231-7551.