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Central Office

Central Office  


  Welcome to Chanute Public Schools!

                Located in the heart of southeast Kansas and within driving distance of five metropolitan areas is USD 413-Chanute, a district whose teachers, administrators, support staff, bus drivers and school board members embrace the philosophy that the needs of students – All Students – come first.

                     Thanks to a local and business community that cares about and supports education, students are educated in new and updated facilities with classrooms equipped with the technological tools to educate a 21st century work force. More than 1,900 students attend our 4A high school, middle school for grades 6-8 and elementary school for grades K-5. Lincoln Early Learning Center holds classes for four-year-olds and special needs preschoolers. A computer-based alternative program for high school students is available through the Chanute Virtual Education Center, for those interested in earning a high school diploma online.

                The district’s 130 teachers and 250 support staff are great and grateful people. Through their dedication:    

  • Academic test scores continue to rise
  • ACT scores are above state and national averages
  • Graduation rate is above  95 %
  • 80 percent of CHS graduates continue their education after high school    

Feel free to contact us at

the Board of Education Office

321 E. Main

Chanute, Kansas  66720




 District Office Staff

Superintendent - Dr. Kellen Adams

Assistant Superintendent – Tracy Russell

Assistant Superintendent – Matt Koester
Board Clerk/Business Agent - Tamara Slane
Human Resources - Jamie Ortiz
District Administrative Assistant/Treasurer - Kathy Standley


Central Office functions include:

Acceptance of employee applications for all district positions

Processing student transcript requests


Accounts payable

Federal Title Program Administration

District Budget

Maintenance of Personnel and Board of Education Records

Development of District Curriculum

Coordination of State Assessments

Planning of District Professional Development