USD 505 Chetopa-St. Paul

Chetopa Campus (620) 236-7244
St. Paul Campus (620) 449-2245

Letter from Mr. Bagshaw

Dear USD 505 Patrons,

As we continue to navigate together through unprecedented times, we maintain hope that the 2020-2021 school year will bring many memories, stories of success, growth of our students, collaboration with families/community, and even learning from our failures. We look forward to cultivating positive and continuous improvements, while honoring our traditions and embracing our future. We seek to set high academic, character, and behavior standards for our students and faculty. Utilizing the resources, we have available, our qualified staff and supportive community will help us provide the best educational opportunities and experiences for the students of both the Chetopa and Saint Paul communities.

We have confidence that the diverse learning opportunities of our small district will provide our students with the skills to be both competitive and successful in the workforce, higher education, careers, and as a citizen. We continue to strive to align our instruction and assessments with state learning standards and develop school improvement goals centered on differentiated instruction and student growth. As we embark on a new, or at least temporary, era in education we are excited for our students to get back to school. We have had a great couple of weeks.  Thank you, parents, for all your support during a very interesting time.

It is abundantly clear, staff, students, parents, and community share in a sense of school, community, and town pride. These ingrained characteristics will carry us far.   My goals for the 2020-2021 school year are filled with honoring tradition, celebrating success, supporting our communities, and making great memories for years to come.


Craig D. Bagshaw

Superintendent of Schools

USD 505 Chetopa-Saint Paul

Exterior of St. Paul High School & BusClick here to download a PDF of the daily operations guide.
Click here to download the Returning to school guidelines.