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January is Board of Education Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month

School Board Appreciation Month January is School Board Appreciation Month, a time to thank our board members for their support of public education.

Did you know?

  • The Board of Education consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. Six of the board members must live in six specific geographic districts, while the seventh can live anywhere in the district at large. They are volunteer (non-paid) positions. Click here to access BOE profiles and information. 

  • The Board of Education is the governing, policy-making body that sets the vision, mission and goals of the district. BOE members make decisions on matters relating to public education and also hire the superintendent.

  • Our BOE members are visible throughout the district, visiting schools, advocating on behalf of public education, and representing the district throughout the community.

  • You can see the calendar, agendas and minutes for Board of Education meetings on the district’s website at

  • All BOE meetings are broadcast live on Cox Cable Channel 20 and are streamed online at

  • You can follow school board meetings on Twitter. We live-tweet board meetings at
  • The meetings will be available to watch on the Wichita Public Schools’ YouTube channel the following day. The meetings are rebroadcast on WPS-TV Cox Cable Channel 20 and WPS-TV online as follows:

    Tuesdays at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    Fridays at 2 a.m.
    Saturdays at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Sundays at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information about the Board of Education, go to www.usd259/BOE.