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Board Goals and Objectives

KANSAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
STRATEGIC AGENDA MARCH 2013 - DECEMBER 2014

Mission
To prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents.

Goals
  1. Provide a flexible and efficient delivery system to meet our students’ varied and changing needs
  2. Provide an effective educator in every classroom
  3. Ensure effective, visionary leaders in every school
  4. Promote and encourage best practices for early childhood programs
  5. Develop active communication and partnerships with families, communities, business stakeholders, constituents, and policy partners
Objectives
Goal 1 - Provide a flexible and efficient delivery system to meet our students' varied and changing needs
  1. Encourage the implementation of tiered instruction and learning in all Kansas schools
  2. Continue to move forward on a new accreditation system
  3. Review graduation requirements, improve graduation rates, and reduce dropout rates
  4. Support the Career and Technical Education policy initiatives
  5. Support the implementation of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver
  6. Support and encourage the use of technology in education delivery systems

Goal 2 - Provide an effective educator in every classroom
  1. Identify and reduce unnecessary barriers to teacher licensure and renewal
  2. Continue to develop strategies for teacher recruitment, support, and retention
  3. Assist schools in the implementation of effective evaluation of educators
  4. Review and revise teacher preparation programs to respond to the diverse student needs in Kansas
  5. Identify and determine flexible licensure requirements for CTE educators
  6. Review special education licensure requirements

Goal 3 - Ensure effective, visionary leaders in every school
  1. The State Board, in collaboration with the Board of Regents, will review and revise leader preparation programs to respond to the diverse educational needs in Kansas
  2. Develop strategies for leader recruitment, support, and retention
  3. Assist school districts in the implementation of effective evaluation of leaders

Goal 4 - Promote and encourage best practices for early childhood programs
  1. Define early childhood education
  2. Research scientifically based early childhood programs to determine best practices
  3. Ensure parents/guardians have access to best practices research and how to identify and access early childhood education for their children
  4. Identify and establish relationships with organizations interested in early childhood education
  5. Advocate for universal early childhood education

Goal 5 - Develop active communication and partnerships with families, communities, business stakeholders, constituents, and policy partners
  1. Align PreK-20 systems of support and identify and remove roadblocks in collaboration with identified partners
  2. Educate and inform the public regarding education issues
  3. Develop strategic partnerships with stakeholders

Board Secretary
Peggy Hill
785-296-3203
plhill@ksde.org

Board Member Contact Information (PDF)

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