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KSDE Accreditation Advisory Council


KSDE is seeking nominations to fill four vacant positions on the KSDE Accreditation (K-12) Advisory Council. The positions are listed below. The term of appointment begins immediately and ends June 30, 2021.


  • Nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018.
  • Link to nomination form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MP6WP7X
  • In order for a nomination to be considered, all questions must be answered.
  • Persons nominated will be contacted after nominations close and asked to provide a resume.


  • Superintendent (2 positions)
  • Vocational/Technical (postsecondary)
  • Parent Representative


  • The person nominated must be willing to serve and available to attend Council meetings. The first meeting for the new members will be September 17th in Emporia, Kansas.  Mileage and hotel (night before meeting) are reimbursed according to KSDE policy.
  • Members will be selected with the purpose of maintaining a Council of dedicated professionals from across the state using criteria including but not limited to the following:
    • Experience and credentials in the area represented by the Council position for which nominated
    • Education and/or leadership experience
    • Appropriate representation on Council from each State Board of Education district
    • Appropriate representation on Council for schools/districts of all sizes (if applicable to position)

Council Bylaws

Purpose of Accreditation Advisory Council

  • Reviews and provides input to KSDE staff concerning K-12 Accreditation documents and procedures.
  • Advises KSDE staff of field needs, concerns and issues.
  • Act as K-12 Accreditation advocates in the field and as liaisons to other groups.
  • Provides advice and counsel to the State Board of Education on issues of policy, such as regulations, corrective action plans, sanctions, levels of accreditation, etc.


Roberta "Bert" Lewis, Chair (Fort Scott USD 234) - email
Council position: certified staff - high school

Jill Lachenmayr, Vice Chair (Andover USD 385) - email
Council position: central office staff

List of Members

Members click here to RSVP for meetings.

2018-2019 MEETING DATES:
(Mondays. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
September 17, 2018 - Emporia
November 5, 2018 - Wichita (Newman Univ)
February 4, 2019 - Virtual Meeting
April 1, 2019 
June 3, 2019 - Topeka

2017-2018 MEETING DATES:
(Mondays. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
October 2, 2017 - Minutes
December 4, 2017 - Minutes
February 5, 2018 - Minutes
April 2, 2018 - Minutes
June 4, 2018


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A SUCCESSFUL KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE has the  academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills, and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification, or in the workforce without the need for remediation.”
Adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education, January 2016

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