This site will house documents related to the work of the commission.  Commission was established by SB 62 in 2022.

S 62 Bill by Education
Amending the standards for school-administered vision screenings for students, establishing the Kansas children's vision health and school readiness commission and relating to the powers and duties of the Kansas commission for the deaf and hard of hearing with regard to registration of interpreters, communication access services guidelines and adoption of rules and regulations.

Duties of the Commission

  1. Oversee the revision of Kansas State Vision Screening Requirements and Guidelines at least once every seven years.
  2. Provide standardized vision screening referral letters and eye professional examination report, as reference in the Kansas vision screening requirements and guidelines.
  3. Identify state resources that assist in providing opportunities to offer free or low-cost eye exams for students who fail vision screenings and are unable to afford an examination of their own.
  4. Establish a system to collect data from school health personnel concerning results of the original screenings and referral outcomes.
            •Issue an annual report to the Secretary of Health and Environment and Commissioner of Education. 


Alisa Krehbiel, Principal
Ben Proctor, Deputy Commissioner, Kansas Department of Education
Cindi Tedder, School Nurse
Connie Neuhofel, KDHE
Dr. Kendall Krug, Optometrist
Dr. Linda Lawrence, Opthalmologist
Micheal Epp, Envision - Non-profit
Shelly Schneider, Public Health Nurse


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Deputy Commissioner
Ben Proctor

Education Program Consultant
Lisa Karney

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Senior Administrative Specialist
Pat Bone

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