About the Commission
Final Commission Report
Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles
Materials from Previous Meetings
About the Commission:
On June 15, 2010 Governor Parkinson established the Kansas Commission on Graduation and Dropout Prevention and Recovery to examine and make recommendations on issues related to graduation and dropping out. the Kansas Commission aims to bring a comprehensive solution to the issues through a collaboration of businesses, schools, community organizations, parents, state agencies and youth.
Click here to see the Executive Order that creates the Commission
Final Commission Report:
The final Commission report is now available for download. Click here.
Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles:
Mission: The Commission will establish clear recommendations that engage all key stakeholders in comprehensive solutions to ensure the graduation of all Kansas P-12 students.
Vision: By 2020, all Kansas students will graduate from high school with the skills to be successful.
- All students are capable, deserving and should receive a high school education in order to earn a high school diploma.
- Multi-sector collaboration is essential to success.
- Recommendations must speak to equal, equitable access to resources and support.
- Current regulations and barriers can be changed.
- Policies and regulations must support the creation of positive and engaging learning environments.
- Student, family, school and community involvement is essential.
- Schools must demonstrate cultural awareness and responsiveness.
- Stakeholders, particularly policy-makers, must provide the necessary financial support and other resources to implement the Commission's recommended solutions.
- Stakeholders, particularly policy-makers, need a deeper understanding of the connection between school investment and the economic future of the community and Kansas.
- Our recommendations must be realistic/finite yet impactful and measurable.
- Our recommendations must be systemic in nature.
- The Commission will be sensitive to and take into account cultural differences.
Materials from Previous Meetings:
Materials from January 4 Meeting
Materials from December 21 Meeting
Materials from December 10 Meeting
Materials from November 15 Meeting
Materials from October 22 Meeting
Materials from September 23 Meeting
Materials from August 12 Meeting
Materials from July 26 Meeting