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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.

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 Cancelled    
Feb. 3, 2022 Agenda Feb. 3 Summary https://youtu.be/KRf-L6t-v6c
Feb. 17, 2022 Cancelled    
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 April 9, 2024)

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
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303
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Director: 
Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142
bfultz@ksde.org

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351
​ndclark@ksde.org

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director: 
Assessment

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325
jewing@ksde.org

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163
jdorsey@ksde.org

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