2021 Meeting Materials & Minutes

Background Information: Commissioner of Education, Dr. Randy Watson created the Task Force on ESSER (II and III) and EANS (I and II) to offer guidance and oversight of school districts' and private schools' plans for expenditure of federal funds focused on supporting student learning and student needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Commissioner’s Task Force on Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) will provide oversight for ESSER II, III, EANS I and II. The Task Force consists of 19 individuals, including superintendents, legislators, teachers, local school board members, business managers and private school personnel. The list of individuals who serve on the Commissioner's Task Force can be found here: Members of the Commissioner's Task Force

The Task Force will provide oversight and approval of school district plans for expenditure of the ESSER (ESSER II - $368 million) (ESSER III - $831 million) and EANS (EANS I - $26 million) (EANS II - $25 million) funds for pandemic related expenses. The amount provided to each district varies across the state.

The Task Force was created in February 2021 and it will remain in place until September 2024.

Meetings: See below for 2021 schedule of meetings for the Commissioner's Task Force.

Agendas and Meeting Materials: An agenda is published in advance of each meeting to notify the public of items the Task Force will discuss. An electronic version of the agenda and supportive materials are available on this page.

Meeting Location: All Task Force meetings will occur virtually. 

Web streaming: See the link below for the web streaming.  

Accessibility: Individuals who need the use of a sign language interpreter, or who require other special accommodations, should contact Makayla Auldridge at 785-296-3202 or mauldridge@ksde.org at least seven business days prior to a Commissioner's Task Force meeting.

Meeting Minutes: The minutes from the Commissioner's Task Force meeting will be posted below as soon as it has been approved by the Task Force.

2021 Meeting Dates

Agenda   Meeting Materials   Mtg. Minutes Previously Recorded Meetings
February 26 Feb. 26th Material - Feb. 26th Feb. 26th Minutes Feb. 26th, 2021 Meeting
March 5 March 5th Material - March 5th March 5th Minutes March 5th, 2021 Meeting
March 12 March 12th   Material - March 12th March 12th Minutes March 12th, 2021 Meeting
March 26 March 26th   Material - March 26th March 26th Minutes March 26th, 2021 Meeting 
April 2 April 2nd  Material - April 2nd  April 2nd Minutes April 2nd, 2021 Meeting
April 9 April 9th  Material - April 9th April 9th Minutes Apil 9th, 2021 Meeting 
April 16 April 16th   Material - April 16th April 16th Minutes April 16th, 2021 Meeting
April 23 April 23rd    Material - April 23rd  April 23rd Minutes April 23rd, 2021 Meeting
April 30 April 30th   Material - April 30th April 30th Minutes April 30th, 2021 Meeting
May 7 May 7th Material - May 7th May 7th Minutes May 7th, 2021 Meeting  
May 21 May 21st Material - May 21st May 21st Minutes May 21st, 2021 Meeting
June 4 June 4th Material - June 4th June 4th Minutes June 4th, 2021 Meeting
July 9 July 9th Material - July 9th July 9th Minutes July 9th, 2021 Meeting
August 6 August 6th Material - August 6th August 6th Minutes August 6th, 2021 Meeting
September 10 Sept. 10th Material - Sept. 10th Sept. 10th Minutes September 10th, 2021 Meeting
October 1 Oct. 1st Material - Oct. 1st Oct. 1st Minutes October 1st, 2021 Meeting
October 8 Oct. 8th Material - Oct. 8th Oct. 8th Minutes October 8th, 2021 Meeting
November 5 Nov. 5th Material - Nov. 5th Nov. 5th Minutes November 5th, 2021 Meeting
December 10 Dec. 10th Material - Dec. 10th Dec. 10th Minutes December 10th, 2021 Meeting

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