State Board to consider specialized certificates

The Kansas State Board of Education is scheduled to vote on whether to renew specialized certificates for 15 instructors to teach for Kansas City USD 500.

The board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday and on Wednesday will visit the Kansas School for the Blind in Kansas City and Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe.

On Tuesday, the board will consider whether to renew the specialized certificates for one year. In 2015, the board approved the Coalition of Innovative School Districts’ proposal to hire non-licensed professional employees or licensed professional employees in areas outside their area of licensure.

In other business, the board will:

  • Consider a motion to go out for requests for proposals to select a vendor to provide a tool to collect data on all students entering kindergarten.
  • Receive the Coalition of Innovative School Districts biannual report.
  • Receive Kansas curricular standards for World Languages and Dance and Creative Movement.

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