For more information on certified positions and the application process contact:

Shannon King

Secretary to the Superintendent

(620) 793-1500

USD 428 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

201 S. Patton Rd.

Great Bend, KS. 67530


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Teacher application and interview procedure

How to Apply:

Step 1 - Submit the online application and include the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume

Step 2 - When a certified vacancy is announced, candidates will be selected and scheduled for interviews. Candidates are chosen for finalist interviews by building level and District Education Center administrators.

Step 3 - The names of candidates recommended for employment will be submitted to the Board of Education for final approval. Interviews and recommendations will continue throughout the summer as positions become available.

Step 4 - Applicants should contact the District Education Center starting December 1 to reactivate their files for the upcoming year.

Teacher Certification

All teachers in USD 428 are required to be licensed teachers of the State of Kansas. Information regarding certification may be obtained from the Kansas State Department of Education in Topeka, Kansas, at (785) 296-2288. The address for KSDE is 120 S.E. 10 Ave., Topeka, KS 66612 or visit their website at www.KSDE.org

For more information contact:

Shannon King

Secretary to the Superintendent

(620) 793-1500

Frequently Asked Questions for Certified Staff

What criteria are considered before hiring?

Many factors are reviewed before an applicant is offered a position. Information contained in the file, background experiences, education, references, and responses received during the interview are all considered.

Does an applicant have to substitute in the district before being hired?

Substitute teaching is not a requirement. It does offer teacher candidates an opportunity to become acquainted with the various schools and principals.

Does my education experience and advanced degree make me too expensive to be hired?

Great Bend Public Schools hire people with a wide range of teaching experiences--from first-year teachers with bachelors degrees to teachers with many years of experience and an advanced degree. The important key is finding a teacher who best fits the teaching position.

Is it possible to substitute teach in the district while I have an application on file?

Certainly. For more information on substitute teaching, please contact Janet Dowson at the District Education Center, (620) 793-1500.

Should I stop by the schools to meet the building principals?

The process of hiring will proceed more smoothly without random visits to the buildings. Applicants should not visit buildings without prior approval from an administrator.