District Updates


In 2015, the Kansas Legislature voted to repeal the 1992 school finance formula, citing the complexity and unpredictability of the formula. In its place, the Legislature instituted a block grant funding system. This system froze funding for two years while a new funding formula could be developed. This block grant system will expire in 2017 and Brownback has invited public input into the development of a new school funding mechanism.  . The governor has asked Kansans to submit their comments by Nov. 30 to StudentsFirst@ks.gov.

Everyone is encouraged to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election and develop interest in these issues after the election and moving into the 2017 legislative session. Input into the new funding formula is vital to the 286 Kansas School Districts.


There are several community members that have been victimized by a hoax/ransomware.  

Be aware if a Microsoft pop-up appears saying you have a virus and that you need to call tech support.  It's a hoax.  If you call, they want you to enter a session key and take control of your computer.  They find a virus.  2 options--one cost $499 for 5 fixes or a lifetime for $1999.  They give you their employee number and name indicating they are working for Microsoft.  

If you don't pay, they give you several reasons why you should pay and repeat their employee information. 

They will then transfer you to a manager.  If you refuse to pay, they hang up and lock up your computer. 

1.  Make sure you have a back up of your data--preferably in the cloud. 
2.  Do not open emails if you don't know who they are from.  Even if you do, if it looks suspicious do not open or click on links within the email.
3.  Be cautious of pop-ups.  
4.  If you are on a network, disconnect from the network or turn the device off right away.
5.  Make sure your virus protection is up-to-date.  Make sure you are installing updates and patches frequently.

Stop by and visit USD 298 Lincoln's booth at Zombie Preparedness Night at the Vesper Community Center on October 29th from 4-7 pm.

School fees and lunches can now be paid online.  Please specify fees or lunches from the drop down menu. Put the name of the student and what payment is for in the details box.  There is a 2.5% fee for credit/debit cards and $1.50 to pay by check online.  Click here to pay online.

You can also make payments at each building or the board office.


USD 298 will use CivicReady for weather related notifications.  Click on the icon to sign up to receive school and county notifications.