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Applications now being accepted for Accreditation Review Council

The Accreditation Review Council (ARC) plays a critical role in advancing the Kansas vision for education by assuring education systems are implementing effective continuous improvement processes that lead to improved student results. 

The ARC is comprised of 18 members from varying backgrounds (teachers, principals, superintendents, central office staff members, higher education and private/parochial schools) and is responsible for fulfilling the following duties: 

  1. Review and provide input to Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members concerning accreditation procedures and documentation necessary to make systems accreditation status recommendations. 
  2. Advise KSDE staff members of concerns or issues related to procedures and documentation necessary to formulate accreditation recommendations to the Kansas State Board of Education. 
  3. Provide accreditation status recommendations to the Kansas State Board of Education for final accreditation approval as specified in the Accreditation Review Council Handbook. 

Members of the ARC serve three-year terms and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. 

KSDE is seeking new council membership. Criteria taken into consideration when seeking nominations include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Holding a current position for the group being represented. 
  2. Experience and credentials in the area being represented. 
  3. Relevant education and/or leadership experience. 
  4. School/district size and demographics. 
  5. State Board region representation. 

If you are interested in being considered for ARC membership, please utilize this link to complete a brief application survey. New members will be selected by Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. 

Posted: Jul 6, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush
Tags: ARC

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