On Friday, May 27, 2016 the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on the fix to fund the schools in according to the constitution.  Although the court did say the capital outlay portion of the fix was considered constitutional the local option budget (LOB) was not.  Simply put, since the LOB is not constitutional, schools will be closed July 1 unless our legislators can fix this issue.

LOB is the part of school funding that our local taxpayers provide schools.  The LOB was originally allowed to provide supplemental money to schools for what the state did not provide.  Now it has become a necessary part of our district budget.  

What this means to our community is, should our schools close July 1 due to the lack of funding, we will lock our doors and all activities scheduled for our buildings will cease.   You may ask how does this affect the school year?  If we cannot have people working to clean the schools, set up technology, get ready for enrollment, we could be looking at a delayed start to the 16-17 school year.  Direction from Kansas Department of Education will be forthcoming to give suggestions as to how to deal with this closure.  As this becomes clearer, more information will be passed along to the community.

The Legislators have been challenged to correct this problem before June 30.  They will be meeting to deal with this issue and hopefully come up with a solution.  

Should you have any questions you can call to ask.  Since there are still so many unknowns as to how and what this will look like, I’ll do my best to try and answer them.  

Mr Henn




Wellsville USD #289 will hold induction ceremonies for the newest member to the Wellsville Wall of Fame on May 14, 2016 at 5:00pm in the Kermit Deterding Gymnasium.  Our inductee for 2016 is Dr. Warren Leroy (Roy) Moss


     Roy Moss

     Class of 1971

Roy Moss has amassed a lifetime of experiences that impacted both students and community members.  It began with his high school career.  He was a member of various organizations and teams at WHS, garnering him District and Conference awards in multiple sports.

Roy attended several universities and participated in baseball and football at this level.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Baker University in 1975.  Beginning in 1990, Roy continued his education until he had attained his Master, Specialist and Doctoral degrees, all from the University of Missouri.

After working in the private sector for ten years, Roy embarked on a teaching and coaching career that would span another ten years.  He then chose to stay in education by becoming an athletic director, principal and finally a superintendent of schools.  He also served as an adjunct professor for William Woods College.  By this time, Roy had participated as a member, officer or on the board of directors for numerous professional and civic organizations.  He was also published in professional journals for superintendents and spoke regularly with senior citizen groups, Chambers of Commerce and PTA’s concerning school issues.

Many recognized Roy’s dedication to education by honoring him with varied awards.  These include: State of Missouri Superintendent of the Year (2015), Missouri West Central Pierce Award for leadership and professionalism, and the NE MASSP Consummate Professional as a high school principal (2002).

The First Baptist Church in Blue Springs, MO, has also been very important to Roy.  As a member of FBC, Roy is a Deacon and also a Financial Trustee.  Most notably, Roy has become involved in mission work.  He was a team member in 2014 to Ghana and Gambia, and in 2016 was the lead member of a group that served in Ghana, along with three of his sons.

Roy’s priorities include, Faith, Family, Education and Sports.  He has lived his life according to this formula, and the world is a better place for his efforts.


The Wellsville Wall of Fame Committee hopes you will be able to attend the ceremony and to share in this event with our newest member.

Induction May 14, 2016 5:00 PM




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Elementary 883-2996
Middle School 883-4350

High School 883-2057
District Office 883-2388
Bus Barn 883-2114


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Wellsville USD 289
602 Walnut Street
Wellsville, Kansas 66092

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Phone: 785-883-2114

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