Task Force devising plan for Continuous Learning
Unprecedented circumstances that threaten the safety of our students and the professionals who work with them every day require swift, thoughtful and coordinated action. On Tuesday, March 17, Gov. Laura Kelly announced that school buildings across the state must be closed for the duration of this school year for the purpose of general student and staff attendance. However, learning will continue for Kansas students.
Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson has convened a Continuous Learning Task Force to consider options as we move forward.
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) remains in regular contact with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) as we monitor and address the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.
The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct a special meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020.
The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is March 10 and 11 in Topeka.
The Kansas State Board of Education approved the Kansas model standards for handwriting, kindergarten through sixth grade, as recommended by the Kansas Handwriting Model Standards review team during its February 2020 meeting.
The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is Feb. 11 and 12 in Topeka.
The Kansas State Board of Education at its January 2020 meeting approved recommendations from the Kansas Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying to help combat the issue in Kansas.
The next regular State Board of Education meeting is Jan. 14 and 15 in Topeka.
The Kansas State Board of Education approved the recommended tobacco-free school policy developed by the E-cigarette/Vaping Task Force during its meeting Dec. 10-11 in Topeka.
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