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Heather Bohaty

Heather Bohaty, Superintendent
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New to the district? New or returning staff or student? Community Member? Or just checking out our website… Welcome to All and Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year.


Here at Derby, we’re #DerbyProud.  We have a lot to be proud of from our quality staff, many student accomplishments to the amazing support we receive from our families and community.  

Selecting a school experience is an important decision and we strive to have all families proud that they chose Derby Public Schools for their children.


We are committed to the safety of our students and staff.  We have a comprehensive district plan regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures. We have a strong curricular and technology foundation to provide a comprehensive learning experience.  We are also proud of housing our own Special Education department within our school district as well as other support programs to meet our students’ needs. In addition, various extracurricular activities are available for our students. 


Our family is proud to call Derby home. Over the past 25 years serving in different capacities within Derby Public Schools from teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent to now my fourth year as Superintendent it’s been exciting to see the continual student focused approach and collaboration to support our mission. A group consisting of students, staff, parents and community members helped to form our five year Strategic Plan focus which also serves annually as our Board goals. The strategic plan is designed to be a roadmap for the district. The plan articulates a common foundation of expectations and goals in place to prepare our students and staff for success.  Goals and strategies are linked to the Kansas State Board of Education’s vision and mission.


Here in Derby Public Schools, we are committed to being the why (#BetheWhy).  We want your experience with us to be a positive, memorable one and the reason you want to keep coming back. We will continue to strive to exceed expectations and provide a positive experience for all.  


Heather Bohaty

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Derby Public Schools Mission Statement

The mission of Derby Public Schools is to create a tomorrow that is better than today by ensuring all students continually grow and learn.

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The office of the Superintendent is located at:

Derby Public Schools
Administrative Center
1550 E. Walnut Grove Rd.
Derby, KS 67037


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