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Inclement Weather Policy...The following plan will be used when severe inclement weather occurs. An official announcement will be made by the Superintendent of Schools if school will be closed. TV stations that will be contacted when schools are closed:KMBC–Channel 9, KCTV–Channel 5, WDAF–Channel 4...In the unlikely event extreme weather ever prevents our buses from transporting your child home your students will be kept at their prospective buildings for you to pick up. You will be contacted by telephone if your child is at the building and our plans will be coordinated with you.


District Office     (Click here for USD368 Map)   Welcome to Paola USD 368. The district is an integral part of a progressive community located in Miami County and twenty minutes south of the Kansas City suburban area. The city of Paola has a population of over 5000 and the district is home to approximately 2000 students housed within two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high . . . read more

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Secondary Teacher of the Year-Abby Hedrick

Abby Hedrick, a seventh grade math teacher at Paola Middle School and a strong advocate of integrating mathematical concepts with real-world application, has been chosen as USD#368's secondary teacher of the year.  Mrs. Hedrick has been teaching for six years and states, "It's an honor to be supported by so many great teachers, . . . read more

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Elementary Teacher of the Year-Jamie McDaniel

Jamie McDaniel, a fifth grade teacher at Sunflower Elementary School has been chosen as USD#368's elementary teacher of the year.  Ms. McDaniel has been teaching for 13 years.  She states, "Every child deserves to be given the opportunity to thrive and learn in a positive environment that is stimulating, safe and . . . read more

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