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Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services

The purpose of the Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services (ECSET) is to provide effective, evidence-based technical assistance to districts and schools across the state. We support all Kansas students, early childhood through secondary, meeting or exceeding Kansas Standards. This includes the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the monitoring process that ensures compliance with federal and state laws and administrative regulations, including the engagement of the student, families, and the community.

Early Childhood

Special Education

Title Services


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Reports and Collections

Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)

Fact Sheets

Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)

Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

1/11/2016: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed in December 2015 by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The President signed the bill a few days later. It is important to understand that ESSA will change some regulations, remove some regulations, and add new regulations to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which is already in place. However, ESSA leaves most of the current ESEA law intact. If you have questions, please direct them to ESSAquestions@ksde.org.

ECSETS Listserv

To receive announcements from the Early Childhood, Special Education and Title Services Team, please send an email to Pat Bone (pbone@ksde.org) with your Name, Email Address, and Organization.

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services Team

Colleen Riley

Assistant Director
Doug Boline

Assistant Director
Sandy Guidry

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag

Assistant Director
Tammy Mitchell

Assistant Director
Vera Stroup-Rentier

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