Agriculture Teacher – Syracuse High School

Syracuse USD 494 • www.usd494.org/

Syracuse High School is searching for a highly qualified and motivated Agriculture Science teacher.  The candidate must enjoy teaming and leading within the CTE Agriculture Science Department.  Courses include Introduction to Agriculture Science, Plant Science, Animal Science, and Agriculture Internships.

Syracuse High School has mandatory 7-12 literacy blocks each day for reading and math intervention. We are recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, servicing approximately 150 students in our high school with class sizes being around 10 to 15 students.  The Syracuse School District is on a four day school week with additional opportunities available for coaching and FFA sponsorship. Syracuse Schools also offers a full in-district mentor/mentee program for support and professional growth.   

Benefits Information: Free full individual health plan.

Salary Information: As per 2023-24 Negotiated Agreement. For 2022-23, base is $43,000 with full single insurance policy.

Employer Information

USD494, Syracuse, is located in western Kansas on highway 50 just 14 miles from the Colorado border and operates on Mountain Standard Time.  USD #494 is a large 2-A district with a PK – 6  building and a 7-12 building located on a common campus.  Both buildings continue to demonstrate high academic achievement and Syracuse High School has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.  The high school/middle school building was comleted in the year 2000. The recent passage of a bond proposal by Hamilton County voters will provide funding for a new multi-purpose gymnasium, agriculture education building, and modern track & field complex to be completed in October 2015. The district serves approximately 530 students and employs 40 licensed staff and 35 classified staff.  Syracuse High School provides rigorous curricula and a variety of courses including concurrent classes for qualifying high school students and six CTE pathways. District technology is continuously upgraded and all 9 – 12 students are issued laptops for use at school and at home. Our elementary school offers an exceptional Early Childhood program and free all-day Kindergarten. Recent additions include two new state-of-the-art computer labs and technology upgrades for yet another lab as well as interactive classroom applications.  Our fifth and sixth grades are departmentalized to help prepare students for junior high. Strong progressive leadership in both buildings and excellent teachers district-wide keep USD #494 on the cutting edge academically.

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Job Contact Address

103 W. Ave F
Syracuse, KS 67878

Job Start Date: August-1-2023

Applications Due By: August-31-2023

Job Contact Information

Paul Zuzelski
pzuzelski@usd494.net
(620) 384-7446

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