By Staff

Below is a letter that has been released from Dr. Shiloh Vincent, Superintendent for McPherson USD 418 regaring ‘VISIONING SESSIONS SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT’ regarding the district Board of Education evaluating their facilities, needs and priorities.

If you are a concerned parent, family member, friend or member of the community – it is important that you consider attending at least one of these sessions to help remove any doubt about the direction the school board is working on taking the district in the near future (their hope is to have a bond issue put to vote in April of 2023).

Here is the released letter/statement:

Dr. Shiloh Vincent, Superintendent For immediate release: 9/27/2022

USD 418 Seeks Community Input During Visioning Sessions

McPherson, KS. The USD 418 Board of Education wants the community’s help evaluating
facilities needs and priorities. The board is asking McPherson residents to attend one of three
community visioning sessions in October.

“When it comes to the future of McPherson school facilities, we want input from as many people
in the community as possible,” board president Ann Elliott explained. “The Board of Education
wants to hear from as many people as possible in this exciting process of improving our

The community visioning sessions will focus on district facility needs, priorities and
opportunities. District residents are invited to participate in person or virtually. In-person
sessions will be livestreamed on the district’s YouTube channel (USD 418 YouTube) and
information will be posted on the district’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Tuesday, October 4
McPherson Community Building
122 E Marlin St, McPherson, KS 67460

Wednesday, October 12
Noon to 1:30PM (VIRTUAL)
Look for the link on and district social media channels.

Thursday, October 13
McPherson Community Building
122 E Marlin St, McPherson, KS 67460

“We are looking to the community to help us evaluate our options,” said district superintendent,
Dr. Shiloh Vincent. “We heard from hundreds of folks in online polling and community meetings
over the summer. Now we need help narrowing our options even more.”

The district will continue to gather input from school staff through visioning sessions specific to
those groups.

Community members with questions about the visioning sessions can visit the “School Bond”
tab on the website or contact the district office at 620-241-9400