Board of Education

"It's A Great Day To Be A Fighting Cardinal!"

K.B. Criss accepted the role of Superintendent/K-12 Principal in the Dexter School District in 2015, taking over for retiring Superintendent Ron Ledford and retiring K-12 Principal Robert Holmes.  K.B. has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University, a Master of Science in Education Administration from Friends University, and a Superintendent Specialist Endorsement from Pittsburg State University.  His professional experience includes Superintendent of the Humboldt School District, Principal of Humboldt Middle/High School, Athletic Director and Teacher at Humboldt Middle/High School and K-12 Physical Education Teacher at Burrton Public Schools.  K.B. has also been a Head High School Football and Basketball coach for many years throughout his teaching and administrative career.

K.B. and his wife Stacy live in the Dexter School District along with sons Cole and Cooper, the oldest, Kason attends Highland Community College.     

Located in Southern Kansas, the Dexter community embraces its heritage and excellent reputation for supporting education. 
USD #471 has enjoyed a long history of strong community support. We value the strong ties fostered between schools, families, volunteers and community partners to provide students with a quality learning environment.  Our outstanding Board of Education and extremely dedicated staff will work to provide a high quality educational program for every child in our district.


 2015-2016 Board of Education Meetings
(Agendas)
 2015-2016 Board of Education Meeting Minutes
(Unofficial Minutes)
 July 6 & July 27, 2015
  July 6 & July 27, 2015
 August 10, 2015 August 10, 2015
 September 14, 2015 September 14, 2015
 October 5, 2015 October 5, 2015
 November 2, 2015 November 2, 2015
 December 7, 2015 December 7, 2015
 January 4, 2016 January 4, 2016
 February 1, 2016 February 1, 2016
 March 7, 2016 March 7, 2016
 April 4, 2016 April 4, 2016
 May 2, 2016 May 2, 2016
 June 6, 2016June 6, 2016 


USD #471 Board of Education Members Position Term Expires
 Rich Helsel, President     Position #1 June 30, 2019
 Roy Henderson Position #2 June 30, 2019
 Scott Wedman Position #3 June 30, 2019
 Delbert Kemp, Vice President Position #4 June 30, 2017
 Brian Stone Position #5 June 30, 2017
 Steve Powell Position #6 June 30, 2017
 Jessie Bradley Position #7 June 30, 2019

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