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USD 250 Foundation Mission

The Pittsburg USD250 Educational Foundation was founded in 2000 by a group of interested community members and the USD 250 Board of Education in order to maintain the excellence provided by Pittsburg Community Schools.


The Foundation's mission is to promote excellence of educational opportunities for all students through enhancement of school facilities, services and programs and to provide post-secondary scholarships for deserving students.


In addition to scholarships and teacher mini-grants, the foundation has helped with projects including complete renovation at Hutchinson Field, replacement of the PHS gymnasium floor, and most notably, the addition of the Megan Mallat Activity Center at Pittsburg High School.


The future of USD 250 remains bright; students are excelling and achieving excellence.  However, access to excellence cannot be achieved through public funding alone.  When public and private funding joins together, it is evident that greater things will happen.

Foundation Board Members

Micky Painter, President

Town & Country Animal Hospital

Jeff Elliott, President Emeritus

Commerce Bank

Laura Sullivan, Secretary


Lita Biggs, Ex-Officio Treasurer

USD 250 District Office

Jon Bartlow

Pittsburg State University

Koeta Bryant

Retired Teacher, Pittsburg High School

John Clark

Midwest Minerals

Justin Crain

American Concrete Co.

Abigail Fern

Pittsburg State University

Joe Grisolano

Crawford County

Kelynn Heardt

Principal, Pittsburg High School

Afton Lundy

CDL, Inc.

Ron Marrone

Marrone's Inc.

Dawn McNay

Community Health Centers of SEK

Robin Mussa

NOLA Education

Bob Scifers

University Bank

Carol Wimmer

Wimmer Physical Therapy

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