Elk Valley USD 283 IRR Special Education K-6th Teacher

West Elk USD 282 • westelk.us

Elk Valley USD 283 has an IRR special education teaching position open for grades K-6th for the 2022-2023 school year. Elk Valley School District is located in Longton, Kansas, and is a participating district in the Chautauqua & Elk County Special Services Cooperative. Potential applicants would need to hold a valid Kansas teaching license, special education licensure or be willing to obtain special education certification. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for this position, via the Kansas Teaching Jobs (KEEB), by submitting an application and current resume.

Benefits Information

The district offers a single paid Blue Cross Blue Shield fringe benefit and will pay an additional $50/month for one of the Blue Cross Blue Shield family plans.

Salary Information

Competitive salary based on education and experience.

Employer Information


West Elk USD 282 is located in Howard, Kansas, serving approximately 400 students in preschool through graduation. West Elk Schools operate on a four-day school week (155 student days/164 teacher contracted days), with Monday being the non-school day. West Elk USD 282 is classified as a 2A district and offers most traditional JH/HS athletics and extra-curricular activities for students. The district offers summer programming for K-8 students. West Elk has been recognized for high academic rigor and success, with the success of over 86% of our students meeting or exceeding Math and Reading standards on Kansas Assessments. West Elk is currently ranked the #4 Best District in the State of Kansas by NICHE. 


West Elk has competitive extra-curricular programs, and strong community support. Recently, the patrons of West Elk USD 282 showed their support by passing a bond election, with a 75% voting approval, for the purpose of building a new elementary wing, multi-purpose room, and staff work space. This project is expected to be ready for use in December, 2023. We encourage potential applicants to explore the beautiful Elk County area, as it offers a vibrant school district, abundant wildlife, and many outdoor recreational activities.


West Elk is in the process of opening a full time early childhood center/daycare (birth-12) facility on campus. Enrollment for children of staff are protected and prioritized. 


In addition, West Elk has been fortunate to keep schools open throughout the pandemic and has not had to utilize remote learning for teachers/students.


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1201 S. Highway 99, P.O. Box 607
Howard, KS 67349

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