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Kansans Can School Redesign Project

Twenty-nine Kansas school districts applied for the Kansans Can Redesign Project. However, only seven could be selected. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) developed the Gemini Project and offered the remaining districts an opportunity to take part in the project on a smaller scale. While the districts participating in the Gemini Project won’t receive onsite coaching from KSDE staff members like the Mercury 7 districts, they will:

  • Participate in video Professional Learning Community (PLC) sessions together.
  • Set a project launch date that occurs no later than the spring of 2020.
  • Participate in opportunities to collaborate with other Gemini and Mercury schools.
  • Develop and share a project timeline with KSDE staff members.
  • Redesign one elementary school and one secondary school.
  • Adhere to the redesign fundamental principles.

Twenty-one school districts accepted the challenge. ​

Those districts are:

Ashland USD 220
  Ashland Elementary  
  Ashland Junior-Senior High

Basehor-Linwood USD 458
  Basehor Elementary
  Basehor-Linwood High 

Beloit USD 273
  Beloit Elementary
  Beloit Junior-Senior High  

Burrton USD 369
  Burrton Elementary
  Burrton Middle School/High 

Canton-Galva USD 419
  Canton-Galva Elementary
  Canton-Galva Junior-Senior High

Chaparral USD 361
  Harper Elementary
  Chaparral Junior-Senior High

Dighton USD 482
  Dighton Elementary
  Dighton Junior-Senior High

Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh USD 410
  Hillsboro Elementary
  Hillsboro Middle High

Fowler USD 225
  Fowler Elementary
  Fowler Junior-Senior High

Geary County USD 475
  Westwood Elementary
  Junction City High

Kingman-Norwich USD 331
  Kingman Elementary
  Kingman Middle



Leavenworth USD 453
  David Brewer Elementary
  Leavenworth High

Newton USD 373
  Slate Creek Elementary / Santa Fe 5-6 Center
  Chisolm Middle

North Lyon County USD 251
  Americus Elementary and/or Reading Elementary
  Northern Heights High

North Ottawa County USD 239
  Minneapolis Grade School
  Minneapolis Junior-Senior High

Ottawa USD 290
  Lincoln Elementary
  Ottawa High

Renwick USD 267
  Colwich Elementary
  Garden Plain High

Rolla USD 217
  Rolla Elementary
  Rolla Junior-Senior High

Santa Fe Trail USD 434
  Overbrook Attendance Center (kindergarten through third grade)
  Santa Fe Trail High

Skyline USD 438
  Skyline Elementary
  Skyline High

Spring Hill USD 230
  Prairie Creek Elementary
  Spring Hill High



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