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KSDE Accreditation Advisory Council



Council Bylaws (pdf) 

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.

Membership and Meetings

Cindi Barta, Co-chair (Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204) - email
Council position: certified staff - high school

Mandy Rohr, Co-chair (Derby USD 260) - email
Council position: middle school administrators

List of Members

Members click here to RSVP for meetings.

Monday, December 5
Dillon Nature Center
3000 E 30th
Hutchinson KS 67502
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Hotel for Sunday, Dec. 4 - Book by 11/13/2016
Link to book room online: Book your group rate for Accreditation Advisory Council
Fairfield Inn
1111 N Lorraine
Hutchinson KS 67501
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10 rooms at the state rate of $89. Reserved under the name “Accreditation Advisory Council.”
Everyone must have tax exempt form on hand when you check in.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, August 29, 2016 - minutes
Monday, October 3, 2016 - minutes

2015-2016 MEETINGS
Monday, June 6, 2016 - minutes
Monday, April 4, 2016 - minutes
Monday, February 8, 2016  - minutes
Monday, December 7, 2015 - minutes
Monday, October 19, 2015 - minutes
Monday, August 31, 2015 -

2014-2015 MEETINGS
June 1, 2015 - 6-1-2015 Minutes
April 6, 2015 - 4-6-2015 Minutes
February 9, 2015 - 2-9-2015 Minutes
December 1, 2014 - 12-1-2014 Minutes
September 8, 2014 - 9-8-2014 Minutes

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

K-12 Accreditation Contacts

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation Team Director
Scott Myers
785-296-4381 (fax)

Assistant Director
Bill Bagshaw

Education Program Consultant
Kelly Slaton

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