Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Monday, 02 March 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Monday
Low  33°
High 41°
Tuesday
Low  18°
High 47°
Wednesday
Low  14°
High 31°
Thursday
Low  21°
High 45°
Friday
Low  25°
High 57°
Saturday
Low  29°
High 59°
Sunday
Low  32°
High 61°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 33°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Welch Announces Retirement as Superintendent
01/08/2010

Welch will retire on May 28, 2010.

USD 480 released a statement Friday confirming that Superintendent Vernon Welch announced his retirement this week, stating he is stepping down from the position he has held since 2004. Welch further announced that he will continue to serve as Superintendent through the end of the school year.

Welch’s service to the district has spanned 23 years, including stints as Assistant Principal at Liberal High School and Principal at South Junior High School.

“I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to serve the students and staff of USD 480,” Welch said. Welch’s service to USD 480 was interrupted only when he held the position of Superintendent at USD 483 from 1989 to 2000.

“As a result of his leadership and vision, Mr. Welch has left USD 480 on solid ground,” board president Dan Diepenbrock stated. “If we effectively execute the plans and programs put in place during his tenure, the academic achievement potential for our students is unlimited,” he added.

In recent years, USD 480 has implemented programs such as AVID, Capturing Kids Hearts and Literacy First, programs and curricula designed to enhance the academic rigor for USD 480 students. In addition, the advanced placement offerings at the High School have expanded substantially in a few short years.

“His strong suit, however, is his insight regarding budgeting matters”, Diepenbrock said. “Our district has been able to keep our mill-levy low, in particular the local option budget levy, in large part because of Mr. Welch’s ability to effectively allocate and utilize tax dollars. While keeping our mill levy low, the salary and benefits we pay our teachers is among the highest in the state.”

Welch informed the Board on Monday of his intent to retire, and later in the week delivered a letter to Diepenbrock formally stating he will step down effective May 28, 2010.

Diepenbrock stated the district will start the process of finding Welch’s replacement as soon as possible.

© C "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> KSCB News Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
LHS Freshman Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer
Car Crashes into Semi West of Plains
Kansas Teacher Of the Year (KTOY) 2015 Team In Liberal
Liquor Bill Passes Committee
No School Friday at USD 210 Hugoton and 209 Moscow While Meade and Satanta School Run Two Hours Late
Sale of 7th and Western Properties Finalized
Rep. Francis Carries Bill To House Floor
Borjas Wins State
Kansas-based motor carriers with an Apportioned or Intra-State Commercial Tags due March 1
Katelyn Draper Wins Booster Club Showdown
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Poet Laureate of Kansas Coming To Liberal Memorial Library
Three LHS Bowlers Make State
Seventh Ranked Seward Explodes in Region 6 First Round
Saints Dominate in Independence
Friday's Scores
Katelyn Draper Wins Booster Club Showdown
Borjas Wins State
Kansas Tax Collections Up $22 Million
Legislative Brownbag Luncheon Set For Monday
Sale of 7th and Western Properties Finalized
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group