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Posted: Oct 16, 2020
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Ensuring all schools are safe and secure is important in meeting the needs of students and providing quality education. However, school safety includes more than secured doors and a safe schools plan. It also includes the mental health of students and educators, feeling safe in remote learning environments and monitoring a child’s internet and technology usage.

Posted: Oct 16, 2020
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

School bus transportation employees play an important role in the safety of Kansas children. There were 4,043 bus drivers during the 2019-2020 school year who transported 223,705 Kansas students more than 60.5 million miles. In order to honor their dedication and expertise, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly designated Oct. 21 as School Transportation Day.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Board of Education at its October 2020 meeting approved an emergency declaration removing the restrictions on the number of days a substitute can teach in any one assignment through June 30, 2021.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps Kansas engages more than 200 Kansans in service each year

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is seeking organizations to apply for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Kansas funding.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020
Author: Marisa Seele

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Oct. 13 and 14 in the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson, Ste 102, Topeka. Social distancing will be practiced and masks or face coverings are required. Audience capacity within the Board Room will not exceed the county’s limitations on mass gatherings.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:  
https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=9nSVZRl2yO0%3d&portalid=0  

Information on live Internet streaming of the meeting is posted at:
https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

Posted: Oct 2, 2020
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 5-11. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”

Posted: Oct 2, 2020
Author: Marisa Seele

The Kansas Volunteer Commission, a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), has awarded 35 organizations funding to support volunteer and mentor initiatives designed to respond to changing community needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the current program year.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Six Kansas schools have been designated 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, Sept. 24.

Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is announcing funding of up to $100,000 to expand the capacity of Kansas community-based entities that effectively use volunteers and mentors as catalysts to address community issues.

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