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Graduation Requirements Task Force

At the June 2021 State Board of Education meeting, Commissioner Randy Watson announced 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.

Membership Roster: Members

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
 Fact Sheet
June 24 Summary https://youtu.be/LKA091_ZSbE
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   https://youtu.be/XNW9iMCwUfw
Nov. 18, 2021      
Dec. 2, 2021      
Dec. 16, 2021      
Jan. 20, 2022      
Feb. 3, 2022      
Feb. 17, 2022      
March 3, 2022      
March 31, 2022      
April 14, 2022      
April 28, 2022      
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

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
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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