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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.


  • $14.35 average hourly rate of pay for classified employees

  • USD 495 family activity pass and discounted Fitness Center membership

  • Supportive paraprofessional to teacher program

  • Great benefit packages including KPERS, retention bonuses, and paid time off

  • Family-friendly work schedule

  • $41,750 base salary for 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!

Fort Larned USD 495 offers quality education ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. We encompass 518 square miles and are the county seat in Pawnee County. Our local school board and community members alike are proud of our facilities, instructional strategies, and additional opportunities for our students. 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 that 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!

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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.