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Kansas Educator Preparation Program for Driver Education Interest Survey AVAILABLE 

KANSAS DRIVER EDUCATION REGIONAL MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS COMING SOON! https://forms.gle/5obu9LdJ8CdAquAD6 

2020 KDSEA State Conference - Kansas highway Patrol Training Academy 2025 East Iron., Salina Kansas 67401; 785-822-1700; Wednesday March 11, 2020 (JULY 21,2020????) - Questions - KDSEA, Att: Gary Rex Scott, 1617 E Sheridan Bridge Lane, Olathe, Kansas 66062-2233; Cell: 913-481-1401;,E-mail: scottskufhsu@sbcglobal.net or scottskufhsu@gmail.com

KANSAS DRIVER SAFETY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (KDSEA) MEMBERSHIP application available

 

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.

 UPDATED DRIVER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES COMING SOON!

  • 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. 

 

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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Kansas Teen Transportation Safety Conference - KTSC - November 6-7, 2019 - Capitol Plaza HotelKansas Teen Transportation Safety Conference - KTSC - November 6-7, 2019 - Capitol Plaza Hotel - Monday, April 1, 2019

Kansas Teen Transportation Safety Conference - KTSC - November 6-7, 2019 - Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS. Objective: Through sessions focused on communication, leadership, team building/recruitment, students will be provided with an opportunity to gain the skills and gather the tools necessary to work in their community. With these skills and abilities, Kansas teens have an opportunity to change behavior and save lives. We hope students leave with a broader awareness of local, state and national issues surrounding traffic safety issues. Target Audience: Kansas high school students. https://www.ktsro.org/kansas-teen-transportation-safety-conference

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American Driver and Traffic Safety Education ConferenceAmerican Driver and Traffic Safety Education Conference - Thursday, February 21, 2019

63rd ADTSEA CONFERENCE July 21 - 24, 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington, Vermont http://www.adtsea.org/ADTSEA%202019%20Conference.html

 

ADTSEA NEWS - ADTSEA Members,  Curriculum Now Available for Download! 

We have received some calls from members who are having challenges with the 3.0 Curriculum discs. We now have the HTML version of the curriculum available for download. If you have purchased a curriculum and would like us to send you the link for downloading please either email the office or call us at 724-801-8246. We also have the HTML version curriculum available for purchase on a flash drive for $25.00 including shipping.

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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.
 TitleCategoryModified Date
Kansas Model Standards for Driver Education (rev. May 2018)PDF8/28/2018

Approved Programs & Institutions

  • No Kansas Colleges/Universities have approved Driver Education Instructor programs at this time.

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
Graduation

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078
bjohnson@ksde.org

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

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