The Professional Standards Board was created by statute K.S.A. 72-8502. It consists of 21 members who are appointed to a three-year term of office by the State Board of Education. The Standards Board is composed of 7 public school classroom teachers, 1 chief public school administrator, 3 building level public school administrators, 1 area vocational school teacher, 1 public school special education administrator, 1 accredited non-public school teacher, 1 accredited non-public school administrator, 1 Board of Regents university dean of the school of education, 1 faculty or administrative representative from a private teacher education institution, 1 member of a parent-teacher association, 1 member of a local board of education.
The Standards Board is responsible for developing and recommending for adoption rules and regulations for professional standards governing teaching and school administrator preparation and admission to and continuance in the profession of teaching and school administration, including the requirements for continuing education for teachers and school administrators.
In addition to its own Executive Committee, the Standards Board governs and appoints members to three subcommittees. These subcommittees are the Regulations Committee, the Evaluation Review Committee, and the Policies and Procedures Committee.
The Regulations Committee is composed of ten members appointed by the Standards Board. The Committee receives input from the field, and presents recommendations on teacher education and licensure regulations to the State Board of Education.
with licensure questions.