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Graduation Requirements Task Force


Opportunity for Input:  As the work of the Graduation Requirements Task Force narrows toward a more concrete, operational product for student success, input from stakeholders becomes a vital part of the process.

The Task Force was established in June 2021 to complete a comprehensive evaluation of Kansas high school graduation requirements in order to better meet the needs of students in the 21st century and reach the State Board's vision to lead the world in the success of each student. Jim McNiece, State Board Member, and Jarred Fuhrman, Principal at Basehor-Linwood High School, co-chair the Task Force.   Members

Meetings will primarily be conducted virtually. Agendas and meeting materials are posted below.

Meeting Date Agenda & Materials Post-Meeting  Summary Livestream Link / Recording
June 24, 2021  Agenda
Fact Sheet
June 24 Summary
July 8, 2021  Agenda
 July 8 Summary

July 22, 2021  Agenda
 Materials - PPT_1
 Materials - PPT_2

 July 22 Summary

Sept. 2, 2021

 Sept. 2 Summary

Sept. 16, 2021


 Sept. 16 Summary

Sept. 30, 2021 Agenda
Materials - MVA PPT
Materials - Resources
 Sept. 30 Summary

Oct. 7, 2021 Agenda  Oct. 7 Summary

Oct. 28, 2021 Agenda Oct. 28 Summary
Nov. 18, 2021 Agenda Nov. 18 Summary

Dec. 2, 2021 Agenda Dec. 2 Summary

Dec. 16, 2021 Agenda Dec. 16 Summary
Jan. 20, 2022 CANCELED    
Feb. 3, 2022 Agenda Feb. 3 Summary
Feb. 17, 2022 CANCELED    
March 3, 2022 Agenda
Meeting Materials
March 3 Summary
Attachments incl.
No streaming 
March 31, 2022 Agenda
Materials - KAEA PPT
March 31 Summary No streaming.
April 14, 2022 No agenda. Leadership preparations for 4-28. Finalized content No streaming
April 28, 2022 Cancelled   No streaming
May 10, 2022 Rpt. to State Bd      
May 12, 2022 wrap up      


New Graduation Requirements FAQ (As of December 6, 2023)

New Graduation Requirements Presentation (PPT)



Graduation and Dropouts


High School Graduation Resources


Dropout and Dropout Prevention Resources


Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) Web Page Link


Graduation and Dropout Presentations       


Graduation and Dropout Data


Graduation and Dropout Regulations and Statutes

Assistant Director - Standards
Alternative / Charter / Virtual Schools

David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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