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At USD 495, we pride ourselves on the family culture within our district. There are always opportunities to grow - we offer a Teacher Apprentice Program, mentoring programs, professional development, and plenty of other resources.


We have tight knit connections with our local businesses, small town pride, engaged and supportive families, and our community helps provide additional resources for our staff and families.


Our base salary is $41,250. We also offer retention bonuses, great benefit packages and paid time off, and grants for our teachers.


A key part of our district strategic plan includes the importance of maintaining and updating our current facilities and equipment as well as increasing our security and monitoring. We have small class sizes, always have safety measures in place, and offer 1:1 technology.

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Welcome to Larned, Kansas!

As the county seat in Pawnee County, our small town is home to roughly 3,800 friendly residents. Our community also includes three other charming small towns - Garfield, Rozel, and Burdett. Larned has a lot to offer including a number of thriving small businesses, a robust agriculture industry, and an updated hospital to take care of our residents' healthcare needs. Our strong school district is the pride of our community. We value education and work hard to ensure our children receive the best possible. Larned is a community full of small town pride and appreciation for one another. We're a place where neighbors know each other by name and lend a helping hand when needed. But that's not all - we're also home to a national park, Fort Larned, and are a historical landmark on the Santa Fe Trail.

If you're looking for a place to connect with others, grow, explore, and care for one another, then Larned is the perfect place for you and your family. We can't wait to welcome you!

Learn more about Larned by visiting or

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Open Positions

Not sure where you’d fit in or have questions about working at USD 495? Send Tiffany Burris an email at or contact the District Office at (620)-285-3185

USD 495 is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or genetic information.