Columbus USD 493
802 South High School Avenue
Columbus, KS 66725
Phone: 620-429-3661
Fax: 620-429-2673
Web Page:
 District Office Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Superintendent: David Carriger
News and Information
  • USD 493 Closed July 4. USD 493 Columbus will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.
    Posted Jun 16, 2017, 11:12 AM by David Carriger
  • College Courses in Kansas The Kansas Board of Regents have released the latest list of courses guaranteed to transfer between our Kansas public universities and colleges.  please see attachment.
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 7:45 AM by David Carriger
  • Summer Camp at Home Here are a few ideas to have a Summer Camp at home.
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 4:20 AM by David Carriger
  • USD 493 School Board Candidates The following individuals have filed for USD 493 School Board:Position 4: Ryan LacenPosition 5: Robin WellsPosition 6: Tony Shearburn
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 10:45 AM by David Carriger
  • Memorial Day, May 29 All USD 493 buildings will be closed on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.
    Posted May 26, 2017, 11:34 AM by David Carriger
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Mission Statement

Columbus Unified School District #493 in partnership with the parents and community, will provide a quality education in a safe environment for all students, preparing them to pursue productive and fulfilling lives.

USD 493 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Carriger, USD 493 Superintendent of Schools, USD 493 Columbus, 802 S High School, Columbus, KS 667252, (620) 429-3661.

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