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Information for Diploma Completion Program Site Directors


There will be a lot of changes in the coming 15-16 school year and this webpage will be your main source of up-to-date information.

KSDE is currently working with the Diploma Completion Advisory Council to develop new requirements and a monitoring plan for diploma completion programs. Please click the Diploma Completion Advisory Council link below to view the archived minutes and tentative plans. Additionally, there is a change in funding this year for virtual and alternative adults and KSDE will be providing technical assistance in the coming months. Check back for more information.


Diploma Completion Advisory Council Page


Graduation/School Redesign
Education Program Consultant

Mike Pounds
(785) 296-3444

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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