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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
 Materials
Fact Sheet
June 24 Summary https://youtu.be/LKA091_ZSbE
July 8, 2021  Agenda
 Materials
 July 8 Summary

https://youtu.be/700ixnmTztw

July 22, 2021  Agenda
 Materials - PPT_1
 Materials - PPT_2

 July 22 Summary

https://youtu.be/QxCoHEBosqQ

Sept. 2, 2021

 Agenda
 Materials
 Sept. 2 Summary
 

https://youtu.be/ZUbOxWcbxXE

Sept. 16, 2021

 Agenda
 Materials

 Sept. 16 Summary

https://youtu.be/-1E63KazNbs

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

https://youtu.be/X0yUHgGguao

Oct. 7, 2021 Agenda  Oct. 7 Summary

https://youtu.be/2i5ho6tuHe0

Oct. 28, 2021 Agenda Oct. 28 Summary https://youtu.be/XNW9iMCwUfw
Nov. 18, 2021 Agenda Nov. 18 Summary

https://youtu.be/KaBdV8Uct7I

Dec. 2, 2021 Agenda Dec. 2 Summary

https://youtu.be/NSWZDNqe-eg

Dec. 16, 2021 Agenda Dec. 16 Summary https://youtu.be/atIZKHmmyNY
Jan. 20, 2022 CANCELED    
Feb. 3, 2022 Agenda Feb. 3 Summary https://youtu.be/KRf-L6t-v6c
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      

  

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
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-4351
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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