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Kansans Can School Redesign Project: Apollo



Kansans Can School Redesign Project

To be considered for the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, districts must:

  • Be able and willing to completely redesign one elementary and/or one secondary school around the vision, outcomes and definition of a successful high school graduate.

  • Each district and school must provide evidence and have approval by their school board with a vote; faculty with a vote of 80 percent in each building being redesigned; and support from the local Kansas National Education Association (KNEA) or other professional organization.

  • Be able and willing to launch a new school design in the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Be willing to serve as a demonstration school/district for others in Kansas to study, learn and visit.

​For planning purposes, if your school/district is selected to be part of the Apollo mission, you can expect the following during the Plan Year:

  1. Weekly staff member time devoted to working on redesign. This includes both the biweekly, all-day regional workshops the school redesign team attends, as well as work done by the rest of the staff during the weeks between the workshops.
  2. Costs for substitutes and transportation for staff attending the biweekly regional workshops and also for staff to visit other Redesign demonstration schools in Kansas. 
This application closed on April 5, 2019.

This application package contains the necessary information and form to apply for the APOLLO Kansans Can School Redesign project. If applicants have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Brad Neuenswander
Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
(785) 296-2303

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Elementary School
Redesign Specialist

Tammy Mitchell
(785) 296-4623

Secondary School
Redesign Specialist

Jay Scott
(785) 296-6818

Questions about this page contact
Ann M. Bush
Communications Specialist

Cheryl Franklin
Graphic Design Specialist

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