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Fiscal Auditing

KSDE Fiscal Auditing provides auditing services on behalf of the Kansas State Board of Education, as authorized by K.S.A. 72-6468.


***New*** Application to count up to 20 hours of Professional Development as 1 to 1 hour rather than 1 to .5  

There is a concern that winter months will result in schools continuing to change learning environments due to staff shortages and high COVID-19 case counts. Allowing districts to alter use of a limited number of hours from December 2020 through April 2021 enables the schools to still meet the statutory school term requirement of 1116 hours.

At its December 9, 2020 meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education established criteria to allow up to 20 hours of Professional Development to be counted as 1 hour each, rather than .5 hour each for the 2020-21 school year. Districts must submit an application and the deadline to apply is May 14, 2021. Professional Development must be provided between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. The link to the application was sent on the superintendent and board clerk listservs on December 22, 2020 and again on January 13, 2021. Please contact Fiscal Auditing if you have questions or need help locating the application.


Counting Kids:  If you have questions related to counting students for the the 2020-21 school year, please contact KSDE Fiscal Auditing at 785-296-4976. 

Fiscal Auditing Team Director
Laurel Murdie
785-296-0232 (fax)

Questions about this page contact:
Taylor Carlson

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