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KANSAS DRIVER EDUCATION  REGIONAL MEETINGS DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

REGISTER HERE https://forms.gle/5obu9LdJ8CdAquAD6 

For the October 8th meeting Registration DEADLINE 9/24/2019
For the March 18th meeting, Registration DEADLINE 3/5/2020
 
 
 
 
 
 

KANSAS DRIVER SAFETY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (KDSEA) MEMBERSHIP application available  

WHAT YOUR KDSEA DOES FOR YOU!
  • Organize and provides the Annual Conference
  • Speak as a group that can affect legislative activities in Topeka
  • Support the National Organization - They need serious support from all it’s members!
  • Recognize fellow members for years of service
  • Provide funds to help send the Association president to the National ADTSEA Conference
  • Write letters or makes calls to individual legislators
  • Provide help at the regional driver education meetings
  • Provide meals at executive board meetings
  • Interpret the purpose and programs of driver education to the public
  • Work in harmony to promote changes in rules and regulations affecting driver education programs

Online https://forms.gle/Szv8kyriLH9Q931R8; Printable available Driver Education and Motorcycle Resources > Forms

 

The Kansas Driver Education Advisory Board has been formed and has had their first meeting! 

Mission Statement The Advisory Board will assist to strengthen the State Driver Education Program by providing real world experience. The board will advise, assist, support and advocate for driver education. An advisory board is comprised of knowledgeable, prominent and credible stakeholders in their field of expertise. Below is a roster of the members if you have any questions or comments, along with Robyn Meinholdt at rmeinholdt@ksde.org

Want the Driver Education Endorsement on a Kansas Teaching License? - Currently we are unable to add it to the license as we are awaiting approval, however once the regulation is passed, we will have an application available to formally request to add the endorsement to your license. 

USDs WILL BE REQUIRED TO UPDATE CURRICULUM ON FILE BY AUGUST 31. For questions, please email Robyn Meinholdt at rmeinholdt@ksde.org. Curriculum requirements are located in the Driver Education and Motorcycle Resources QUICK LINKS.

CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOUR DISTRICT HAS AN UPDATED CURRICULUM IN! https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HBVaUoSSC-SfjbCP9WRj_LBW9goaoY2/view?usp=sharing 
 

UPDATED DRIVER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES ARE AVAILABLE NOW!! 

Information regarding reimbursement for USDs is located in the KSDE State Info 2018 document below.

Graduated Driver License Requirements for Teen Drivers CLICK HERE https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovgdl.html 

DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS AGE 14 CLARIFICATION found below. 

Approved Programs & Institutions

  • COMING SOON!!

ATTENTION DRIVER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS & ADMINISTRATORS! The ksrevenue.org website has a new look! Tips on how to navigate are located below:

 

Driver Education

The Mission of Driver Education:
Driver education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices to insure personal safety to self and others on the road.

To Accomplish this Mission:
Driver education courses are often more comprehensive and efficient than learning on your own or from a biased family member who may or may not have “good driving habits”. Driver education courses teach everything from the basics of traffic laws and traffic signs to defensive driving strategies. Endorsed driving instructor will teach the importance of Safety in addition to modeling good driving etiquette and providing experienced instruction. Instructors reinforce best practices – such as distraction-free driving, no texting, mandatory seat belt laws, and defensive driving habits. Many professions involve driving a vehicle to/from work or on the job. For this reason, it is the goal of driver education courses to put courteous, safety conscience, competent drivers behind the wheel. 
 

The following document represents the Kansas Curricular Standards for Driver Education which were revised by the State Board of Education in May 2018.
AAA Prevent Driving Intexticated Pledge CardAAA Prevent Driving Intexticated Pledge Card - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Please join in the fight to end distracted driving by signing the pledge card. https://kansas.aaa.com/public-affairs/dont-drive-distracted

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Robyn Meinholdt
Public Service Administrator
Driver Education
Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
(785) 296-3379

 

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller
785-296-8010

Assistant Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Susan Helbert
shelbert@ksde.org
 

Kansas State Department of Education 

LANDON STATE OFFICE BUILDING  900 SW JACKSON STREET, SUITE 106 | TOPEKA, KS 66612

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

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

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