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Kansans Can School Redesign Project

In support of Kansas’ vision for education, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.

Kansas school districts were invited to apply to become one of seven districts selected for the redesign project. To be considered for the project, districts had to designate one elementary school and one secondary school to be redesigned around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining a successful Kansas high school graduate, and what Kansans said they want their schools to look like in the future. Each district also had to have support of their local school board, their faculty and their local Kansas National Education Association or other professional organization.

KSDE received 29 applications, and on Aug. 8, 2017, the seven selected districts, each representing one of the Mercury 7 astronauts, were announced.

The seven school districts — 14 schools — will serve as demonstration sites for others in Kansas to study, learn and visit. The new school designs were slated for launch in the 2018-2019 school year. You can learn about each districts' Plan Year and Launch Year journey in the videos below!

Meet the Crew


WELLINGTON USD 353

Kennedy Elementary School
Wellington High School


OLATHE USD 233

Westview Elementary School
Santa Fe Trail Middle School


COFFEYVILLE USD 445

Community Elementary School
Roosevelt Middle School
Field Kindley High School


TWIN VALLEY USD 240

Tescott Grade School
Bennington Jr. - Sr. High School


LIBERAL USD 480

Cottonwood Elementary School
MacArthur Elementary School
Meadowlark Elementary School
Prairie View Elementary School
Sunflower Elementary School
Eisenhower Middle School
Seymour Rogers Middle School
Liberal High School


MCPHERSON USD 418

Eisenhower Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
McPherson Middle School


STOCKTON USD 271

Stockton Grade School
Stockton High School

School Redesign Documents

  TitleDescription
DownloadFact Sheet: Kansans Can Personalized LearningFact Sheet: Personalized learning places the whole child at the center of instruction. It is informed by strong relationships between educators/ students/ family members/ community relationships to provide equity and choice in time, place, path and demo
DownloadKansans Can Personalize Learning: Research Base 
DownloadPersonalized Learning Infographic Infographic
DownloadPlan Year Timeline What to ExpectInfographic timeline for the phases of the project year.
DownloadLaunch Year Project TimelineInfographic timeline.
DownloadAscent Year Timeline Infographic explaining what to expect during the ascent year as a redesign school.
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign BookletKansans Can School Redesign Booklet
DownloadLift Off: How Kansas is Redesigning its Schools for TomorrowKSDE Report from March 2020
DownloadRedesign Success RubricThis rubric is a self-assessment for Redesign schools that can be used to evaluate their current performance level as measured against the six Redesign Competencies.
DownloadRedesign Leadership Competencies 
DownloadRedesign School Coaching Support Plan This project plan outlines the support for Redesign Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
DownloadRedesign Mentoring Program: Project Plan  
DownloadKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign SchoolsKansans Can School Redesign Project Technical Assistance for Redesign Schools
DownloadKansan Can School Redesign Districts InfographicMap of all the participating USDs and a list of all the schools participating in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.

 

 

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Elementary School
Redesign Specialist

Tammy Mitchell
(785) 296-4623
tmitchell@ksde.org

Secondary School
Redesign Specialist

Jay Scott
(785) 296-6818
jscott@ksde.org

Redesign Coordinator
Sarah Perryman

(785) 296-1074
sperryman@ksde.org

Questions about this page contact

Senior Administrative Specialist
Theresa Cote, CEOE
785-296-2303
tcote@ksde.org

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