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KSDE Accreditation Advisory Council


We will soon post a call for nominations for a private/religious representative and a vocational/technical (postsecondary) instructor position. Stay tuned!

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.

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


DEFINITION: Successful Kansas High School Graduate

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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