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Seal of Biliteracy

Guidance, Directions, and Documentation

This section contains a document giving an overview and Guidance on the Seal of Biliteracy initiative; a second, shorter document with directions for completing the Excel spreadsheet; the Excel spreadsheet to be filled out by your district and sent to:; and a short webinar on the Seal of Biliteracy.

Seal of Biliteracy 2023-2024 SpreadsheetComplete and return this Excel spreadsheet to in order to certify students for the Seal of Biliteracy and to receive the students' Seal of Biliteracy certificates.XLXS

Seal of Biliteracy Highlights

The Educational and Economic Impact on One StudentAlvaro Escobedo talks about how the Seal of Biliteracy has increased his earning potential and career choices as he pursues his degree at Fort Hays State. Alvaro is a 2017 Salina South High School graduate.MP4
The Social and Cultural Benefits of Language LearningHannah Janzen talks about how the Seal of Biliteracy requires proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Her ability to speak Spanish and French has given her social connections and access to more media (film, news, books). MP4

Graphics, Posters & Flyers

These images can be used when printing programs for awards ceremonies or for projecting a Kansas Seal of Biliteracy image on a screen for an awards ceremony or other events. The image files are available in a variety of formats: PNG, GIF, and JPG. TIF format is available by request.

Annual Reports for the Kansas Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy annual report contains detailed information at the state and district level regarding students, languages, levels of award. The national Seal of Biliteracy report is available here:

Districts Offering the Seal of Biliteracy 2022-2023; Abilene USD 435; Andover USD 385; Arkansas City USD 470; Basehor-Linwood USD 458; Blue Valley USD 229; Chanute USD 413; Cheylin USD 103; Clay County USD 379; Colby USD 315; De Soto USD 232; Derby USD 260; Emporia USD 253; Frontenac USD 249; Garden City USD 457; Geary County; USD 475; Goodland USD 352; Great Bend USD 428; Hays USD 489; Holton USD 336; Jefferson West USD 340; Kansas City USD 500; Lawrence USD 497; Liberal USD 480; Lyons USD 405; Maize USD 266; Manhattan-Ogden USD 383; McPherson USD 418; Neodesha USD 461; Newton USD 373; Olathe USD 233; Piper-Kansas City USD 203; Salina USD 305; Shawnee Heights USD 450; Shawnee Mission USD 512; Southeast of Salina USD 306; Topeka Public Schools USD 501; Ulysses USD 214; Valley Center; USD 262; Wamego USD 320; Washington County USD 108; Wichita USD 259

Seal of Biliteracy Contact:

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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