Five Kansas State Board of Education members took part in a ceremonial swearing-in Tuesday, Jan. 12, via Zoom.
The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting will be conducted virtually Jan. 12 and 13, 2021.
Every two years, the State Board reorganizes to elect new leadership and to consider committee assignments. This will occur at the January meeting, along with swearing in of newly elected and re-elected Board members: Melanie Haas, Dist. 2; Ann Mah, Dist. 4; Deena Horst, Dist. 6; Betty Arnold, Dist. 8; Jim McNiece, Dist. 10. During monthly meetings, the State Board of Education provides an opportunity for citizens to share views about topics of interest or issues currently being considered by the State Board. Written comments may be emailed to Board Secretary Peggy Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 8.
The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at: https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=4X5Xnekg2-k%3d&portalid=0 The meeting will be livestreamed for the public.
Kansas State Board of Education members at their December virtual meeting accepted a recommendation to modify the Navigating Change guidance to allow for elementary school students to remain in an in-person or hybrid learning environment even when county metrics recommend a remote only learning environment – if school districts adhere to established safety protocols.
Kansas State Board of Education members in honor of American Education Week, Nov. 16-20, accepted a resolution supporting all of the dedicated school personnel in Kansas in recognition of their hard work, sacrifices and commitment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kansas State Board of Education signed and approved a resolution thanking all school personnel in Kansas for their hard work, sacrifices and commitment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
Kansas State Board of Education members at their September meeting accredited El Dorado Unified School District 490 through the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) and conditionally accredited public system Paola USD 368 and private system Hope Lutheran.
Dr. Craig Neuenswander named new deputy commissioner of fiscal and administrative serviced
After 53 years of serving the state of Kansas and its students, Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis is retiring effective Sept. 30, 2020.
The next regular State Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Aug. 11 and 12 in Topeka. Livestreaming continues to be available as a viewing option for the public.
The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at: https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=En4aEEZcW4c%3d&portalid=0
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