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Commissioner Watson convenes Continuous Learning Task Force

Posted: Mar 17, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson has convened a Continuous Learning Task Force to consider options as we move forward.

This task force will be led by Cindy Couchman, assistant superintendent at Buhler USD 313 and 2009 Kansas Teacher of the Year; Tabatha Rosproy, an early childhood teacher at Winfield USD 465, 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year and a 2020 National Teacher of the Year finalist; and Dyane Smokorowski, an innovation and technology leader for Andover USD 385 and 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year.

The Task Force will develop a plan by the end of the day, Wednesday, March 18, that addresses the following:

  • How schools will move education online so students can progress toward the end of the semester.
  • How schools will assist students who don’t have access to online tools finish out the semester, especially those who are set to graduate in May.
  • How schools will provide for at-risk students and those who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • How schools will assist in providing meals for students who need them.
  • What role schools can play in assisting with child care for essential local and state personnel who live in their counties.
  • How schools will assist in efforts to keep children from congregating in community spaces and keep them quarantined in their own homes.

Once finalized and approved, this plan will be communicated with all Kansas schools.

The list of Continuous Learning Task Force members is attached.

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