USD 234 Board of Education Press Release From the August 7 Meeting

Unified School District 234

424 South Main

Fort Scott, KS 66701-2697

620-223-0800   Fax 620-223-2760


DESTRY BROWN                                                                                                                                                        








Monday, August 7, 2023


Members of the USD 234 Board of Education met at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, for a special board meeting at the board office.


Vice-President James Wood opened the meeting.


Tonya Barnes, Special Education Director, presented an updated contract with No Limits Rehabilitation Inc., for physical therapy services.  The board heard from building administrators regarding school handbooks.


Superintendent Destry Brown and Gina Shelton, Finance Director, presented the 2023-24 budget.  Dalaina Smith, Assistant Superintendent, presented the Building Needs Assessment as part of the budget process.


The board approved the following items:

  • Contract with No Limits Rehabilitation Inc. for the 2023-24 school year
  • School and Activity Handbooks for the 2023-24 school year
  • Personnel Report as follows
  • The board did not accept the resignation of Caitlin Shrewsbury – Eugene Ware Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher


The board went into two executive sessions for personnel matters.


Vice-President Wood adjourned the meeting.




August 7, 2023



  • Abati, Sarah – Resignation – Fort Scott High School Assistant Cheer Coach
  • Reinbolt, Katren – Fort Scott High School Assistant Track Coach and Assistant Cross Country Coach



For the 2023-24 school year:


  • Anderson, Anna – Transfer from Eugene Ware Focus Room Teacher to Eugene Ware Special Education Teacher



Certified Recommendations for the 2023-24 school year:

  • Garzone, Laura – Fort Scott Middle School English Teacher – through first semester
  • Self, Karen – Fort Scott High School English Teacher


Classified Recommendations for the 2023-24 school year:

  • Estes, Thomas – Fort Scott Middle School Custodian – starting 08/07/23
  • Guss, Jordan – Eugene Ware Elementary Paraprofessional
  • Hardwick, Lauren – Fort Scott High School Paraprofessional
  • Haynes, Tonya – Eugene Ware Elementary Paraprofessional
  • Large, Lahanna – Winfield Scott Elementary Paraprofessional
  • Michael, Dariane – Eugene Ware Elementary Paraprofessional
  • O’Bryan, Carolina – Fort Scott Middle School Paraprofessional
  • Palmer, Lana – Preschool Van Driver – 5.5 hours
  • Thurston, Erin – Eugene Ware Elementary Paraprofessional


Supplemental Recommendations for the 2023-24 school year:

  • Farrington, Jannah – DLM Coordinator
  • Feagins, Adam – Fort Scott Middle School Detention
  • Feeback, Brennen – Fort Scott High School Assistant Track Coach
  • Gorman, Krista – Fort Scott Middle School Testing Coordinator
  • Gorman, Krista – Fort Scott High School Testing Coordinator
  • Gulager, Lindsey – Winfield Scott PDC
  • Harney, Joel – Fort Scott Middle School Assistant Boys and Girls Basketball Coach
  • Laubenstein, Michelle – CTE Coordinator
  • Martin, Paul – Fort Scott Middle School Boys Basketball Coach
  • Mayberry, Polly – District ESOL Coordinator
  • Mix, Marci – Eugene Ware Testing Coordinator
  • Rogers, Jamie – Fort Scott High School PDC
  • Travis, Hayden – Eugene Ware Elementary Art Show
  • FSHS Guiding Coalition Members
  • FSMS Guiding Coalition Members


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