Janese Base, School Nurse for USD 327, was born and raised in Hays, KS. After high school she went to Barton County Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing. Ten years later she returned to school and received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Fort Hays State University. Her nursing career included working in the hospital setting mainly in Medical/Surgical, Labor/Delivery and Pediatrics. She also worked at the Ellsworth County Health Department for thirteen years. Janese feels that the types of nursing she did prepared her for the job she now has as a school nurse.
Janese enjoys scrap-booking, reading, listening to music, photography and going to her grandchildren's sporting events. Janese has been married to Don Base since 1972 . As a result of this marriage they have three children, Nanci, Jon, and Amy. They also have 10 Grandchildren. Janese loves spending time with her family as well as with her school family. She has been the school nurse for twenty-two years and enjoys it very much.