The Accreditation Review Council will provide official recommendations to the State Board of Education on the accreditation rating for each Kansas education system seeking state accreditation.
Council bylaws will be developed by the group and will be posted here.
Council membership list (updated 10-07-22) posted here.
Membership will represent PK-12 professionals and other stakeholders across the state. Selection criteria will include but not be limited to the following:
- Dedication to education of Kansas children
- Background in the PK-12 realm;
- PK-12 education and/or leadership experience;
- State board district representation;
- School/district size/demographics.
The Accreditation Review Council (ARC) is a key partner with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The ARC plays a critical role in advancing the Kansas Vision for Education by assuring education systems are implementing effective continuous improvement processes that lead to improved student results. The ARC is comprised of 18 members from varying background (teachers, principals, superintendents, central office staff, higher education, and private/parochial schools), and is responsible for fulfilling the following duties:
Members of the ARC serve 3-year terms and may serve a maximum of 2 consecutive terms. KSDE is seeking new Council membership. Criteria taken into consideration when seeking nominations include, but are not limited to;
If you are interested in being considered for ARC membership, please utilize this link to complete a brief application survey. New members will be selected by Friday, September 1, 2023.
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Adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education, January 2016
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