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USD 253 approved a bid for the Maynard Building from Simmons Pet Food at its meeting Wednesday evening. Simmons plans to use the space to open a 24/7 early education child care center.

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Flint Hills Technical College is preparing a night of fun activities for everyone in Emporia.

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District leadership provided an update on the staffing situation at USD 253 during its board of education meeting Wednesday night.

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The teacher shortage is hitting Kansas hard, with 1,381 vacancies in the state as of spring 2022, according to the Kansas Department of Education. Emporia Public Schools has also been heavily affected, with over 70 open positions, according to numbers the district published Tuesday.

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Coronavirus might be making a comeback. But one option for holding public meetings in the pandemic is ending in Southern Lyon County schools.