Due to the impact of COVID-19 on social gatherings, the Board of Education’s procedure for Citizen Comment at board meetings will -for the time being- be limited to comments sent to the Board Clerk prior to the meeting. The written comments must be received by noon of the day of the board meeting, and must include the person’s name, address, phone number and comments to be read out loud at the board meeting. Citizen comments should be sent to:

USD 383 Board of Education
c/o Board Clerk
2031 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502


Board Policy BCBI Public Participation Board Meetings

Citizen Comment Form



The Manhattan-Ogden USD383 Board of Education is a policy making committee of elected officials who serve the district and community. There are seven members who are elected at-large for four-year staggered terms. All registered voters within the boundary of the USD #383 school district are eligible to vote for the board of education candidates.

Board members guide and approve policies, decide how to allocate the budget, make employment decisions regarding the superintendent and all other employees, and approve the curriculum and programs of the district.

Board meetings are generally held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Robinson Education Center, located at 2031 Poyntz Avenue. All regular meetings are open to the public and can be viewed live from the district’s Facebook page. Recordings of past meetings are also available through the Agenda and Minutes link.

Our board and every member of our district team is guided by the Strategic Plan, which was adopted in August of 2019. Our board members value community input and welcome communication.


Karla Hagemeister
President, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education
(785) 410-0132