Required and Recommended Student and Staff Training


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First Aid and CPR


The State Board of Education on Dec. 12, 2017, in a unanimous vote, approved the addition of CPR training to the Model Curricular Standards for Health Education. The goal is very simple — to save lives and to empower Kansas high school students to be lifesavers by giving them the skills and confidence needed to help during a cardiac emergency.

SOURCE: Career, Standards and Assessment Services, KSDE

School bus drivers

In addition, CPR/first aid training is required for school bus drivers. Training is accepted from the following organizations:

  • American Red Cross
  • American Heart Association
  • Medic First Aid
  • National Safety Council

No on-line courses will be accepted. Only courses with an onsite certified instructor accepted.

Required training per health education standards
​- Students

Required training every two years
- School Bus Driver's

Universal resources:

For more information, contact:

Trish Backman
Mental Health Education Program Consultant
Special Education and Title Services
(785) 296-6937

For information concerning school bus driver's training, contact:

Keith Dreiling
School Bus Safety Director
School Bus Safety Unit
(785) 296-4567


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