USD #377 is located in rural Northeast Kansas with the district office being in Effingham. USD #377 serves all of Atchison County, excluding the Atchison City School District, and covers an area of 350 square miles. The district boundaries extend into small sections of Doniphan, Jackson and Jefferson counties. The district's main sources of income are industry and agriculture.
The area is served by churches in each community and recreational and medical services are provided within close distance. The City of Effingham has a public library, tennis court, ball field, park and swimming pool. The nearness of Benedictine College, K-State, KU and Washburn University offer many opportunities for continuing education.
In addition, our short distance from St. Joseph, Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka make many of the services, cultural opportunities and shopping centers within an hour's drive.
USD #377 is governed by a seven member Board. The majority of district funding comes from the State of Kansas. Other sources of funding are from local taxes and federal government sources. Board of Education members are elected by the public, have policy setting authority and have primary responsibility for fiscal matters. The Board of Education meets at 7:00 pm the second Monday of every month at the Board Office located in Effingham.
The school district operates two main attendance centers, located in Effingham:
Atchison County Community Junior/Senior High (7-12)
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