OUR VISION is to be the innovative leader in educational solutions.
OUR MISSION is to provide relevant, cost-effective solutions that inspire lifelong learning and strengthen communities.
BELIEFS AND BEHAVIORS
ACCOUNTABILITY - we believe in responsible actions that influence the lives of our customers and fellow workers.
INTEGRITY - we believe in honesty, dependability, respect and consideration of others.
LEADERSHIP - we believe in empowering people to make extraordinary things happen through progressive and innovative actions.
SERVICE EXCELLENCE - we believe in the commitment of each team member to contribute to the individual needs of our customers in a manner that exceeds their expectations.
STEWARDSHIP - we believe in responsible planning and management of resources.
Who Are We?
Orion Education and Training (formerly SCKESC) is one of seven service agencies in the state of Kansas. The purpose of these organizations is to furnish more efficient and/or economical services to maximize educational opportunities for Kansas students. Service centers also act as liaisons between local districts and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).
Unlike school districts, none of our funding comes from state allocations. By statute our organization does not levy taxes or claim student aid. We apply for and receive competitive state, federal and private grants and also operate through support from membership dues and fee-for-service. Service centers are public entities, which operate in a highly entrepreneurial fashion. We blend the benevolence of the public sector with the spirit and ingenuity of the private sector.
Our office and meeting facilities are located in Clearwater, Kansas, just a few miles southwest of Wichita.
The National Perspective
Orion is similar to other regional support systems throughout the country working to stretch limited dollars over demands for ever increasing services. Our agency is part of a network of educational entities under the umbrella of the Kansas Association of Educational Service Agencies (KAESA) and the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) nationwide. The value of these innovative service agencies has been emphasized by their ability to pool resources for the common benefit of students and taxpayers.
Orion does not discriminate in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Contact Kris Misak, Affirmative Action/ADA Office at 620-584-3300.