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Graduation Requirements Task Force

At the June 2021 State Board of Education meeting, Commissioner Randy Watson announced the establishment of the Graduation Requirements Task Force. Board member Jim McNiece serves as Task Force Chair; Jarred Fuhrman, Principal at Basehor-Linwood High School, serves as Vice Chair.

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Their work will center on a comprehensive examination 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.

Meetings will 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      

 

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) 296-0979
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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