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Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team has released a new Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) training video. 

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team at the Kansas State Department of Education has a few important reminders:  

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Posted: Jan 26, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is excited to announce its 2023 mini-grant series, which includes seven separate mini-grant competitions. Eligible entities include public or private nonprofit organizations, school districts, institutions of higher learning, government entities and Native American tribes. 

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Posted: Jan 19, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

To help districts navigate the complex Shared Staff section of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR), two new PowerPoint presentations have been added to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) website. 

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Posted: Jan 19, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in the Board Room of the Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson Ave., Suite 102, Topeka, Kansas, to consider the adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the Kansas State Board of Education on a permanent basis. 

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Posted: Jan 19, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

A review of the 2023-2024 Kansas Preschool Pilot Grant Application, including FAQs regarding Preschool Revenue Calculator and Budget Template, will be available via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Click here to register

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Posted: Jan 19, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close Friday, Jan. 20.  

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Posted: Jan 19, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Special Education and Title Services (SETS) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team is providing this reminder about the use of premium pay: 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Even if no students attended through remote learning this past semester, your district should complete and submit the Remote Learning Report that was due Jan. 1, 2023. If no students attended through remote learning, simply check the box directly underneath the certification and submit the report. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education’s Special Education and Title Services ESSER team is providing this reminder about the use of premium pay: 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opened on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and will close Friday, Jan. 20. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Friday, Jan. 13, is the last day to submit the third annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.  

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Applications are now being accepted for the Energy CLASS (Champions Leading the Advancement of Sustainable Schools) Prize, which supports local education agencies in helping to establish and train energy managers to identify, plan and implement efficiency and health upgrades in schools. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Professional development and mentoring plans are due to the Kansas State Department of Education by Aug. 1. Districts may begin turning in plans beginning March 1. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Preschool Pilot Renewal Grant Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. 

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Posted: Jan 5, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opened on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and will close Friday, Jan. 20. 

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Posted: Jan 5, 2023
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Author: Ann Bush

School districts have one week left to submit the third annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

There are now two new Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) district training resources available. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Completion of the third annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption. 

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

All Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans should be submitted to KSDE no later than Friday, Dec. 16. Districts may continue to submit a change request for approved plans as necessary for the duration of the grant. 

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

For the 2022-2023 school year, school districts are required to track and report students attending through remote learning. This information is due to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) twice per year. 

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Posted: Dec 8, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Division for Early Childhood (KDEC) is now accepting applications for mini-grant proposals. 

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Posted: Dec 8, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Members of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team will host Zoom office hours from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.  

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Posted: Dec 8, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

For the 2022-2023 school year, school districts are required to track and report students attending through remote learning. This information is due to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) twice per year. 

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Posted: Dec 8, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education’s Early Childhood team shared an update regarding preschool funding resources for 2023-2024 on Nov. 10. The 2023-2024 Preschool Revenue Calculator and Budget Template is now available on the KSDE Early Childhood webpage

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The deadline to submit all Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans is Friday, Dec. 16.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Completion of the third annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Janis Olds, an education program consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education’s Special Education and Title Services (SETS) team, is creating a list of primary English Learner contacts in each district.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Two new Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) district training resources are now available.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will have a Transportation Basics Workshop for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28, 2022, with a break for lunch, which is on your own, in Great Bend. 

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The deadline to submit all Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans is Friday, Dec. 16. 

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Qualtrics district link for the third annual Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) reporting survey has been updated. 

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and Excess Costs Reports are open. The full application will close on Jan. 14, 2023.* 

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

At the Nov. 10, 2022, meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education moved to allow for an extension of the temporary modification to the Emergency Substitute License. 

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Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The 2022-2023 Kansas Education Directory, which contains the contact and enrollment information for every public and private accredited school and district in the state, is now available online. 

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Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The deadline to submit all Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans is Friday, Dec. 16. 

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Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) staff members will be hosting two in-person trainings for the annual ESSER report survey. 

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Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Completion of the third annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption. 

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Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Early childhood experiences lay the foundation for a child’s future success. The Kindergarten Readiness Kansans Can Star Recognition Rubric can help a district identify priorities in this area.  

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Posted: Nov 3, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The 2021-2022 National School Bus Loading and Unloading Survey report is now available. 

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Posted: Nov 3, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education is seeking reviewers to serve on review teams for higher education preparation programs for each license and endorsement area. Reviews are held in fall and spring semesters, on a seven-year cycle for each college and university. 

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Posted: Nov 3, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The third annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is now open. 

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Posted: Oct 27, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

All Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans need to be submitted to the Kansas State Department of Education no later than Friday, Dec. 16. 

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Posted: Oct 27, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) would like to remind districts that the Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) will close Monday, Oct. 31. 

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Posted: Oct 27, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) currently has a school bus award opportunity open to districts that own and operate their own fleet. 

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Posted: Oct 20, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

All Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans need to be submitted to KSDE no later than Friday, Dec. 16. 

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Posted: Oct 20, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) would like to remind districts that the Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) will close Monday, Oct. 31. 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closed Friday, Oct. 21.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

School districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to electronically file their CPA audit report and Single Audit (A-133) report with the Department of Administration, Municipal Services.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closes Friday, Oct. 21.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The deadline for submitting requests for reimbursement for Mentor Educators was Monday, Sept. 26.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2022
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opens Monday, Oct. 3 and closes Friday, Oct. 21. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2022
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The Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) opens Oct. 1.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2022
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Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the template for professional development plans will be on the Professional Development webpage. It will include guidance on how to update the plan and the template layout to write the plan. 

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Posted: Sep 22, 2022
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The deadline for submitting Mentor Stipend Requests is Monday, Sept. 26. 

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Posted: Sep 22, 2022
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The deadline for submitting the Fall Vacancy Report in the Education Data Collection System (EDCS) is Monday, Sept. 26. 

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Posted: Sep 22, 2022
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on Oct. 3 and close on Oct. 21. 

 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

There are two vacancies on the Professional Practices Commission (PPC). The Kansas State Department of Education is requesting nominations to fill these two positions:

  • Open position 1: Public school classroom teacher (any level) .
  • Open position 2: Public school classroom teacher (any level)
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Posted: Sep 14, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) will be opening Oct. 1. To prepare for this, it is suggested that districts review their data between now and then to check for inaccuracies that will complicate reporting for the DGSR.

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Posted: Sep 14, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The deadline for entering the Fall Vacancy Report in the Education Data Collection System (EDCS) and Mentors for Stipend (in Mentor Programs) is Monday, Sept. 26.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022
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KSDE submitted its annual budget request on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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There is a new training video available to assist districts with entering data in the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS). 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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Teacher Licensure recently made a change to what people will see on their license the next time they renew.  

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Fiscal Auditing Office is collecting each school district’s one-page 2022-2023 school calendar.   

Having this document helps the auditors when scheduling the annual KSDE audit in each district.   

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Posted: Aug 24, 2022
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The Kansas Legislature and Gov. Laura Kelly in the spring passed HB 2466, the PACK Act, which provides a grant to professional development providers offering PD to Kansas educators in the area of computer science. 

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Posted: Aug 24, 2022
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As some of you may be aware, Ford is no longer producing the 10-passenger Ford Transit Van. KSDE has been receiving numerous requests for alternative options.  

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022
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There are now Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) training videos available on the Teacher Licensure website under Licensed Personnel (ksde.org) EDCS District Training Resources.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

There are 346,000 eligible Kansans who have not claimed their Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

At this time, districts will be able to enter and submit information for the Fall Vacancy Report (FVR).  The deadline for submission of the Fall Vacancy Report is Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. 

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

So far, 14 Kansas school districts have applied for a total of 43 electric buses, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

With the school year starting, it’s a good time to remind drivers to be vigilant when school buses are in the vicinity and to obey the law, which requires all motorists to stop when approaching or overtaking a stopped school bus displaying its flashing red stop arm.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

In order to support systems in years one through five of the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) during the 2022-2023 school year, KSDE's Accreditation and Design (AD) team are hosting system kick-off events.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Beginning Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, all content and new information for the Mentoring and Professional Development programs will be put on each program’s respective web pages, according to Ed Kalas, an education program specialist for KSDE.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Teacher Licensure team at KSDE has developed three surveys to assist educators with their license.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Here is a reminder on the age of eligibility for students to attend school:

Per K.S.A. 72-3118: The child will attain the age of 5 years on or before Aug. 31 of the school year. Guidelines for compliance with the law are shown below.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Registration is open for the annual Counting Kids Workshops led by Laurel Murdie, KSDE’s Fiscal Auditing director.

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