Doctors who helped develop ‘gating criteria’ to speak to school leaders during Wednesday’s KASB `Lunch and Learn’ series

Doctors who helped develop the “gating criteria” that has been used by school leaders to decide when and how to re-open schools, will present information at this week’s KASB “Lunch and Learn” series.

The online session will start at noon Wednesday (Aug. 26) via zoom. It is open to all KASB member boards of education and district leaders. There is no registration fee, however, pre-registration is required to receive access to the zoom session. Here is a link to register

The Kansas COVID Workgroup for Kids (KCWK) team, collaborative group of physicians, psychologists, school counselors, and school nurses from around the state, will make a presentation during the session.

Dr. Stephanie Kuhlmann, a pediatric specialist at Wesley Children’s Hospital, said the team helped educators put together the “Navigating Change” and “gating criteria” guidelines approved by State Board of Education to help districts reopen their schools during the pandemic.

Kuhlmann said the KCWK’s goal is to identify, address, and provide guidance on the physical, social and psychological impacts on children and youth as a result of the pandemic. KCWK is sponsored by KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Pediatrics and its work has been endorsed by the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians.

The “Lunch and Learn” session will include opportunities to ask questions and share information with fellow Kansas education leaders.


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