KSDE Weekly

Reporting and Operations

Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is once again asking for the participation of all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students in the Parent Perception Survey. This survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define success for their children.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) is offering a five-hour informational workshop for any mechanic performing the Part I Mechanical School/Activity Bus Safety Inspection. This workshop is designed to provide information to assist mechanics who perform this inspection, which is required by KSDE School Bus Regulations. Class instructors will be personnel from the Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) has a few training opportunities coming up in February and March.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. The last Road Show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Atchison.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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E-Rate 470 deadlines are just around the corner! Anyone who missed the in-person or Zoom sessions on Funding Year 2024 E-Rate can view a recording of the Zoom session.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) has a few training opportunities coming up in February and March.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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E-Rate 470 deadlines are just around the corner! Anyone who missed the in-person or Zoom sessions on Funding Year 2024 E-Rate can view a recording of the Zoom session.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is open to all Kansas students interested in participating.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline to apply for the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program to 3:00 p.m. on February 14.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is open to all Kansas student interested in participating.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline to apply for the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program to 3:00 p.m. on February 14.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) launched a new webpage for the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. The new page is a one-stop site that provides resources for district personnel and potential apprentices who are interested in participating in the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Mentoring Capacity Building mini-grant, which supports youth mentoring initiatives that implement or enhance one or more of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) and its supplements.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Join Leslie Bruton, data systems coordinator for KSDE’s Teacher Licensure, for an in-person training on the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) and the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds people that the deadline for submissions for the Kansas Clean Diesel Program is Monday, Jan. 22.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.  

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.  

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close on the CommonApp on Friday, Jan. 19.   

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Friday, January 5, was the first weekly Educator Data Collection System (EDCS)/Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) training offered via Zoom to help districts and new Licensed Personnel Report Contacts (LPRCS) successfully submit their LPR at the beginning of March. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds people that the deadline for submissions for the Kansas Clean Diesel Program is Jan. 22. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.  

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Submission deadlines for quarterly and annual reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds are quickly approaching. 

Quarterly reporting for ESSER funds opened on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and will close Jan. 19.  

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) opened Monday, Jan. 1, for submission of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR). 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opened on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and will close Jan. 19.  

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) will open on Monday, Jan. 1, for submission of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR).

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and close on Jan. 19. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) will open Jan. 1 for submission of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR).

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and close Jan. 19. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will be holding Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in Great Bend.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Feedback is being sought on State Determined Performance Levels (SDPLs) before they are released to the general public for a 60-day comment period. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Wednesday, Dec. 20, is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application.  

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education Teacher Licensure team has released the Content Test Appeal Application for those who have completed an initial Kansas teacher preparation program and took the content exam twice without achieving a passing score.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members are offering KIDS staff training in person and via Zoom in December and January.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will be holding Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in Great Bend.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) currently has a school bus award opportunity open to districts that own and operate their own fleets.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The submission deadline for the fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is Jan. 12, 2024.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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Dec. 20 is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) currently has a school bus award opportunity open to districts that own and operate their own fleets. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members will offer training sessions in December and January. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Jan. 12, 2024, is the submission deadline for the fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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School districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are annually required to electronically file their CPA Audit Report and/or Single Audit Report with the Kansas Department of Administration, Municipal Services Municipal Services | Kansas Department of Administration (ks.gov)

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Dec. 20 is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application. 

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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School districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are annually required to electronically file their CPA Audit Report and/or Single Audit Report with the Kansas Department of Administration, Municipal Services Municipal Services | Kansas Department of Administration (ks.gov).

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members will offer training in the northeast part of the state in December.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Organizations and entities have until 5 p.m. Dec. 18 to apply for $38 million in grants that will help expand on Kansas’ efforts to create new licensed child care slots while adding space to enable work, health monitoring and education supports. 

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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All district state aid requests for December must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 10.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting three in-person meetings for annual Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) report training.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members will offer training in the southwestern part of Kansas in November and in the northeast part of the state in December.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Organizations and entities have until 5 p.m. Dec. 18 to apply for $38 million in grants that will help expand on Kansas’ efforts to create new licensed child care slots while adding space to enable work, health monitoring and education supports. 

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas Seal of Biliteracy score spreadsheet has been updated and is now available on the Kansas Seal of Biliteracy website.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Updated information for the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be shared from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, during a lunchtime webinar.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff will offer training in the southwestern part of Kansas in November and in the northeast part of the state in December.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team has the following message for Licensed Personnel Report Contacts (LPRCs):

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 8, to answer questions and discuss the intricacies of migrant student reporting.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opened Wednesday, Nov. 1 and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit offers this important reminder about district-owned vehicle markings:

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The submission window for the Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) closes Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 8 to answer questions and discuss the intricacies of migrant student reporting.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open Nov. 1, and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024.  Completing this report is mandatory to ensure districts continue receiving federal funds without interruption.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit offers this important reminder about district-owned vehicle markings:

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open Nov. 1 and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024. Completion of this report is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH) is pleased to partner with PAXIS Institute and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services to offer fully funded FREE PAX Tools Workshops to parents and caregivers in Kansas. 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom Thursday, Oct. 26, to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closes Friday, Oct. 20.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team has the following message for Licensed Personnel Report Contacts (LPRCs):

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open Nov. 1 and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024. Completion of this report is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH) has partnered with PAXIS Institute and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services to offer free PAX Tools Workshops to parents and caregivers in Kansas. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team will be sending out a survey next week to school systems to gather information about their leadership mentoring programs. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team is asking building and district leaders to fill out a survey to gauge participation and interest in the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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If you missed the Sept. 29 Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) question and answer session with DGSR and KIDS staff members, it can be found at Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) (ksde.org). There is a link to the slide deck presented and a checklist of items to be considered when looking at the data for the DGSR.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 26, to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close Friday, Oct. 20.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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All districts must submit State Aid Request for November by Friday, Oct. 13.

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team is asking building and district leaders to fill out a survey to gauge participation interest in the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom on Thursday mornings through Oct. 26 to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close Oct. 20. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) Online users received the fifth and final installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News and Updates, a guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom on Thursday mornings through Oct. 26 to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available to answer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund questions on Tuesday, Oct. 3.  

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) will open on Monday, Oct. 2. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on the CommonApp on Monday, Oct. 2 and close Oct. 20.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom on Thursday mornings through Oct. 26 to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting. 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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Reminder: Anyone who drives a school bus and/or activity bus with a passenger rating of 16 or more (including the driver) and/or a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, per federal and state law, is required to have a commercial driver’s license with a school bus and passenger (P&S) endorsement. 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available to answer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund questions on Tuesday, Oct. 3.  

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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The Fall Vacancy Report (FVR), which is accessible in the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS), is due by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. 

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Posted: Sep 21, 2023
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To be considered for 2023-2024 mentor stipends, mentor teacher information needs to be entered into the Mentor Programs application by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) submitted its annual budget request on Friday, Sept. 8. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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Reminder: Anyone who drives a school bus and/or activity bus with a passenger rating of 16 or more (including the driver) and/or a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, per federal and state law, is required to have a commercial driver’s license with a school bus and passenger (P&S) endorsement. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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The Fall Vacancy Report (FVR), which is accessible in the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS), is due Monday, Sept. 25. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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Kansas statute designates Sept. 20 as Enrollment Count Day, the date that is used to determine the number of students regularly enrolled for funding purposes. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2023
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Kansas statute designates Sept. 20 as Enrollment Count Day, the date that is used to determine the number of students regularly enrolled for funding purposes. 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2023
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The Fall Vacancy Report (FVR), which is accessible in the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS), is due Monday, Sept. 25. 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2023
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The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund announced a new grant opportunity Tuesday. 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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Last week, Child Care Aware of Kansas released the 2023 Child Care Supply Demand Report

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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Accreditation regulations authorize districts to apply for waivers to extend the number of days an individual may serve on a substitute license.  

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education will be sending out a link to an online scheduling calendar by Sept. 8 to districts that had professional development plans expire July 31, 2022, or July 31, 2023, so that an in-person PD review meeting can be scheduled. 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking information from districts about leadership mentoring programs. 

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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With the start of the 2023-2024 school year, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team wants to remind everyone of the process to add an endorsement to an initial or professional license.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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The Kansas Every Child Can Read Act, K.S.A. 72-3262, provides a legislative statement of intent regarding the promotion of academic achievement in schools to ensure that all students move toward grade-level proficiency in literacy, especially by third grade.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, via Zoom to answer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) questions.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Posted: Aug 17, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Posted: Aug 17, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 31 via Zoom to answer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) questions.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10-10:30 a.m. Aug. 31 via Zoom to answer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) questions.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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The Mentor Programs application system is now open for entering mentor teachers for stipend review.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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This reminder is for Professional Development Councils (PDCs) in preparing professional development transcripts.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) is now open for submitting the Fall Vacancy Report (FVR) and entering the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) data.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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The due date for submitting the Stronger Connections Grant has been extended to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. 

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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This reminder is for Professional Development Councils (PDCs) in preparing professional development transcripts. 

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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The Mentor Programs application system is now open for entering mentor teachers for stipend review. 

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) is now open for submitting the Fall Vacancy Report (FVR) and Eentering the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) data.

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education will host an informational webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, about the Stronger Connections Grant (SCG).

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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The Reasonable Suspicion Training on Wednesday, July 19, brought 85 commercial driver’s license supervisors to Topeka.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) will host an informational webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, about the Stronger Connections Grant (SCG).

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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Registration is open for the annual Counting KIDS Workshops led by Laurel Murdie, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Fiscal Auditing team.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close at the end of the business day on Friday, July 21.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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Registration is open for the annual Counting KIDS Workshops led by Laurel Murdie, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Fiscal Auditing team.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education has requested all school districts complete an online survey to learn which school districts offer a firearms safety training program for students.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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Kansas has appropriated $1 million for professional development to Kansas educators to support computer science program delivery and/or program expansion to meet critical technical workforce development needs.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will remain open in the CommonApp through Friday, July 21.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds:

  • School districts are advised to review their ESSER II plans and ensure they match the expenditures included in the ESSER quarterly reporting. Please be sure to follow up with KSDE’s ESSER team if you have any questions or concerns regarding your district’s ESSER II plans.
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Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will remain open in the CommonApp through Friday, July 21. 

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Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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Kansas has appropriated $1 million for professional development to Kansas educators to support computer science program delivery and/or program expansion to meet critical technical workforce development needs. 

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Posted: Jul 6, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds: 

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Posted: Jun 29, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds will open on the Common App on Monday, July 3 and will close Friday, July 21. 

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Posted: Jun 29, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit is hosting free Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors and supervisors in July. 

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Posted: Jun 29, 2023
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Friday, June 30, is the deadline for systems to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record. 

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Posted: Jun 22, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit is hosting free Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors and supervisors in July. 

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Posted: Jun 22, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members who work with Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) are available via Zoom on Thursday, June 29, regarding end-of-the-year collections. 

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Posted: Jun 22, 2023
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The deadline for systems to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record is Friday, June 30. 

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Posted: Jun 22, 2023
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Kansas educators are invited to apply to become a HirePaths teacher ambassador and earn a $2,000 stipend. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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Professional Development Councils (PDCs) can now accept work from Idaho State University’s Albion Center if the activity meets the definition of “in-service education,” the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team has announced. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members who work with Kansas Individual Data on Students are available via Zoom on Thursdays through the end of June regarding end-of-the-year collections. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available to answer questions and help with Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics via Zoom from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22. 

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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Systems have until June 30 to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record.  

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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The updated final stipend amounts for 2023 qualified mentors are listed below:

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Posted: Jun 8, 2023
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Twenty-nine Kansas school districts/systems and service centers have professional development plans that expire Monday, July 31.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available to answer questions and help out with Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics via Zoom from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2023
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The Base State Aid for Excellence amount for the 2023-2024 is: 

  • General fund: $5,088 
  • Supplemental general fund: $5,158. 
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Posted: Jun 8, 2023
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Systems have until June 30 to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record. 

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Posted: Jun 1, 2023
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Accreditation regulations authorize state-approved local education agencies (LEAs) to apply for waivers to extend the number of days an individual can serve on a substitute teaching license. 

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Posted: Jun 1, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available to answer questions and help out with Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics via Zoom from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22. 

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Posted: Jun 1, 2023
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Systems have until June 30 to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record. 

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Posted: May 25, 2023
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The last day to enter data into the Early Childhood Foundations to School Success authenticated web application is Wednesday, May 31.

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Posted: May 25, 2023
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Systems have until June 30 to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: May 25, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics:

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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Deadline to submit feedback is June 6

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently seeking feedback and public comments on the Kansas English language arts (ELA) standards. 

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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During the May 2023 Kansas State Board of Education meeting, amendments to regulations governing the use of Emergency Safety Interventions were approved by State Board members.

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team has released additional information about the emergency substitute license temporary modification, which the Kansas State Board of Education voted to extend for two years.

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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The Patterson Family Foundation is offering grants for child care centers operated by public school systems.

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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The window to submit data for Early Childhood Foundations for School Success is quickly approaching.

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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Systems have until June 30 to submit and correct chronic absentee data via the End of the Year Assessment (EOYA) record, said Dr. Robyn Kelso, an education program consultant with the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessments Services (CSAS) team.

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics:

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit has a variety of events planned for the 2023 summer months, said Keith Dreiling, director of the unit. 

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, May 9, approved 79 Kansas Preschool Pilot Grant Awards to Kansas school districts and partners.

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Oral Health has provided the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) with a report of schools in various levels of compliance with state law K.S.A. 72-6252.

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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Remember that end-of-the-year reporting for Early Childhood programs includes the end-of-the-year survey for both Preschool-Aged At-Risk and Kansas Preschool Pilot funding sources. 

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Posted: May 11, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics: 

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to award about $400 million in competitive grant funding under the Clean School Bus Grant Program.  

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is May 15 through June 15, said Dr. Robyn Kelso, an education program consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education’s Career, Standards and Assessment Services team. 

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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For 2022-2023, school districts are required to track and report students attending through remote learning. This information is due to KSDE twice a year – once for the fall semester and once for the spring semester. The due date for the spring report is Thursday, May 25, 2023.   

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics: 

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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For 2022-2023, school districts are required to track and report students attending through remote learning. This information is due to KSDE twice a year – once for the fall semester and once for the spring semester. The due date for the spring report is Thursday, May 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Oral Health has provided the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) with a report of schools in various levels of compliance with state law K.S.A. 72-6252. 

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics: 

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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Districts/systems need to have all mentors, mentees and assignments entered in the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) web application, Mentor Programs, and submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, May 1, to ensure that mentor teachers are screened for earning the stipend.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has these important reminders about Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) topics: 

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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A new deadline of May 31 has been established to submit all fully allocated Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) II plans. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to host a public hearing on a proposed rule that could impact heavy-duty engines and vehicles, including school buses. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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After reports earlier this month from Fairfax, Virginia, about suspicious buses being used in attempts to pick up children, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) offers some general school bus and transportation safety tips. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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Districts/systems still have time to enter mentees, mentor/mentee assignments and submit the stipend request form before the Mentor Programs system closes at 5 p.m. May 1. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closes Friday, April 21. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has changed the office hours for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) to 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 25. 

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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Districts/systems still have two full weeks to enter mentees, mentor/mentee assignments and submit the stipend request form. 

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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Districts/systems now have another option for their annual Professional Development Council (PDC) member training requirement. 

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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Program reviews help maintain strong educator preparation in Kansas and are a vital part of each college education unit’s accreditation process.  

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closes Friday, April 21. 

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Posted: Apr 13, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has changed the office hours for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) to 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 25. 

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team will have Zoom office hours from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closes on Friday, April 21.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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Friday, April 7, is the deadline for Kansas school districts that plan on offering alternative schools during the 2023-2024 school year to complete a Google form for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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The Education Kansas website (https://educatekansas.org) can help districts with staff recruitment, marketing and retention training and help connect you with potential employees.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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While comparing mentoring plans currently under review with those previously approved, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) noticed some inconsistencies that need to be addressed. 

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Posted: Apr 6, 2023
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Program reviews help maintain strong educator preparation in Kansas and are a vital part of each college education unit’s accreditation process.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission is excited to announce the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12.

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team wants to remind districts of the June 1, 2023, deadline to submit all fully allocated ESSER II plans. 

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on April 3 and close on April 21. 

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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Friday, April 7 is the deadline for Kansas school districts that plan to offer alternative school during the 2023-2024 school year to complete a Google form. 

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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Grant applications for Kansas Parents as Teachers SFY 2024 are due Friday, March 31, 2023.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team wants to remind districts of the June 1, 2023, deadline to submit all fully allocated ESSER II plans.  

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on April 3 and close on April 21. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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Mentor Programs, Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) web application, will now open early.  

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team, in coordination with its Special Education team, has updated the language of its special education endorsements.  

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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Attention educator licensure contacts (ELCs): Licenses renewed based on professional development (PD) points require an official, itemized PD transcript to be uploaded by the school district to complete the application.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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At the Feb. 14th, 2023, Kansas State Board of Education meeting, State Board members approved regulatory changes that allow for a driver’s education endorsement to be added to a license if the required driver’s education coursework is completed. 

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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April 7 is the deadline for Kansas school districts that plan on offering alternative school during the 2023-2024 school year to complete a Google form. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team will have office hours from 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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Mentor Programs, Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) web application, will be open April 1 through May 1 for districts to submit their mentor/mentee assignments. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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The Kansas Children’s Cabinet Child Care Accelerator Grant Opportunity will support community-based teams - including early childhood providers and champions, employers and economic development leaders - in their efforts to create additional high-quality, attainable child care slots in their communities. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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At the Feb. 14th, 2023, Kansas State Board of Education meeting, State Board members approved regulatory changes that allow for a driver’s education endorsement to be added to a license if the required driver’s education coursework was completed. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Safe and Secure Schools team wants to share the following information about new school safety-related funding opportunities that have been added to the Grants Finder Tool on SchoolSafety.gov

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team will have office hours from 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team will have office hours from 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. 

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Posted: Mar 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: Mar 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team wants to remind districts of the June 1, 2023, deadline to submit all fully allocated ESSER II plans. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) and Spring Vacancy Report are due Friday, March 3. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team wants to share how to address CARES Act fraud. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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To better track and support alternative schools in the state, the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is trying to verify how many alternative schools will be in operation during the 2023-2024 school year. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education on Feb. 14 adopted proposed amendments to teacher licensure regulations, including changes to the names of some licenses, adding endorsements and deleting some requirements. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due on March 3. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team wants to share how to address CARES Act fraud. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team has established June 1, 2023, as the deadline to submit all fully allocated ESSER II plans. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 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: Feb 15, 2023
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There is a new Kansas State Department of Education policy for extending an Initial Teaching License if it expires the same semester a mentoring program will be completed.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2023
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The deadline for the 2023-2024 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grant renewal is quickly approaching – renewal applications are due Friday, Feb. 17.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team wants to share how to address CARES Act fraud.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) team has established June 1, 2023, as the deadline to submit all fully allocated ESSER II plans.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2023
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The deadline for the 2023-2024 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grant renewal is quickly approaching – renewal applications are due Friday, Feb. 17. 

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Posted: Feb 9, 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: Feb 9, 2023
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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) team at the Kansas State Department of Education will host Zoom office hours from 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. 

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Registration is open for the annual Counting Kids Workshops led by Laurel Murdie, KSDE’s Fiscal Auditing director.

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