Western Plains USD 106 is a school district located in Ness County, Kansas. USD 106 is comprised of the towns of Arnold, Brownell, Bazine, Ransom, and Utica. At Western Plains, we pride ourselves on the ability to serve each student and help them reach their potential with a highly qualified faculty in the comfort of well-maintained facilities. We are proud of what we do at Western Plains and invite you to check out the site. Thanks for visiting!

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The Facts about School Funding

School Finance has been a hot topic this election cycle.  It would seem like it could easily be described whether or not schools are operating on more money or less money but funding is divided into many pieces and parts and not all of it can be used for daily school operations.  The overall student population in Kansas has also grown, requiring more funding to just stay even with the growth.  It does become very difficult . . .

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Say BOO to the FLU!

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On October 27th the Ness County Health Department will be hosting a "Say Boo to the Flu" event at Western Plains High School/North Elementary. The same event will be hosted at Western Plains Junior High/South Elementary on October 28. The events will be held in conjunction with Parent/Teacher conferences. Free flu shots will be . . .

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Local Photographer Visits Classroom

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In computer class the seventh and eighth graders had a very special guest, local photographer Nancy  Witthuhn .  Nancy Witthuhn was invited because the seventh and eighth graders are having a unit on digital cameras and photography. She came and taught both grades about camera  techniques .  Nancy also showed the . . .

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