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Outside Visitation Team (OVT) and Chairs

KESA Guidance Document (revised 1-18-2019)


Outside Visitation Team

Training is required of all OVT members, including those who wish to serve as a Chair. To be a Chair, you must first attend OVT Member training and then attend OVT Chair training (See the "OVT Chair" section below.).

OVT Team Member Interest Survey 

OVT Member Training Schedule. (coming soon)

Trained OVT Members  Those who have completed training will show on this list. Systems will use the list to select and contact members for their OVTs. You can also contact systems you are interested in serving.

OVT Chairs

OVT Chair Training Schedule - See Training Page

KESA Chair Training 2018-2019 Presentation

Trained OVT Chair Candidates (Updated 4-29-19)

2018-2019 OVT Chair Training Information (bottom of the page)

Instructions for OVT Chairs to Access KESA Application

Writing the OVT Annual Summary

If, in your current position, you are not associated with a system/district, you will be required to complete the KSDE Security Training prior to approval as a user for the KESA Application. The link to the security training is: https://learning.ksde.org/login/index.php. New users will need to create an account.

OVT Annual Summary Drafts (2018-2019)

Note: The OVT Annual Summary portion of the Authenticated Application is being updated for 2018-2019 with some minor changes in the questions for each year and some reshuffling of the order of those questions.  The files posted here are DRAFTS of the new OVT Summaries.  It is anticipated that there will not be significant changes between these and the final questions in the KESA Applications, but some minor changes may occur.

Survey Results


2017-2018 Member Training Survey

2017-2018 Chair Training Survey

K-12 Accreditation Contacts

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller

Jeannette Nobo,
Assistant Director

David Barnes,
KESA Coordinator

Accreditation Email


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