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State Board to review guidelines for graduation requirements, act on KESA cycle

Kansas State Board of Education members will review guidelines for graduation requirements, present the Kansas State Department of Education Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) Kansans CAN 2022-2023 Best Practice Awards and more next week during their August meeting at the Landon State Office Building in Topeka. 

The State Board will meet Tuesday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 9. 

The KSDE CNW Kansans CAN Best Practice Awards recognize outstanding practice in Child Nutrition and Wellness programs that support the Kansans CAN vision. Five programs will receive this award at Tuesday’s meeting.  

During the afternoon portion of Tuesday’s meeting, KSDE’s Dr. David Fernkopf, assistant director of the Career Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team, will update the board on policy decisions on the implementation of the new graduation requirements. These requirements are scheduled to begin with the class of 2028, this year’s incoming eighth graders. 

State Board of Education members may act on:  

  • Accreditation Review Council’s (ARC) July recommendations for Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA).  
  • ESSER III change requests for use of federal COVID-19 relief funds. 
  • Adjusting the current KESA cycle to allow for systems to follow the KESA learning year timeline for the 2023-2024 school year. 
  • Professional Standards Board (PSB) nominations. 
  • Licensure Review Committee (LRC) nominations. 

Other items to be presented at the meeting include: 

  • An overview of the data collection and management process at KSDE. 
  • An overview of the law, process and timelines that school officials and local boards must follow to adopt and certify their budget to the county clerk and KSDE. 
  • The audit process of school districts. 
  • An update on the disorganization effort in Central Plains Unified School District 112. 

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. To see the full agenda, click here

Posted: Aug 3, 2023,
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Author: Ann Bush
Tags: KSBE

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