USD 457 Schools Announces Challenge Award recipients

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools, including Edith Scheuerman Elementary School, Florence Wilson Elementary School, Georgia Matthews Elementary School, and Gertrude Walker Elementary School, in the Garden City Public Schools district as recipients of the 2019 Challenge Awards.

The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, more than 1,700 awards have been presented to schools across the state.

The Confidence in Public Education Task Force is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to strengthen confidence in Kansas public education and to increase awareness of the positive aspects of public education in the state. The Task Force was created in 1981.

Members of the Task Force include American Association of University Women; Kansas PTA; Kansas Association of School Boards; Kansas National Education Association; Kansas State Board of Education; Kansas State High School Activities Association; Kansas Partners in Education; League of Women Voters – Kansas; and United School Administrators of Kansas.

For more information about the schools receiving a Challenge Award in the district, contact Dr. Steve Karlin, Superintendent of Garden City Public Schools at 620-805-7010. For more information about the Challenge Awards program or Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force, call GA Buie at (785) 232-6566.