Thursday, August 25, 2016


New Items

Previous Items

Special Education Staff Resignations & Recommendations for Hire??- for Principals
Social Work Services??- for All Administrators
Deadline and Guidelines for the Administrators’ Notice??- for All Administrators
09/08/16 Thursday Counting Kids Workshop – required of ALL PRINCIPALS??- for All Administrators
Student Counts??- for All Principals

New Items

Previous Items

Special Education Staff Resignations & Recommendations for Hire

From Michelle Colvin
All resignations from special education staff need to be emailed to Michelle Colvin. Michelle will complete the ATF since special education staff is paid out of a special education budget. Also, please cc: Michelle Colvin when recommendations for hire are made for Special Education Staff. This will enable her to keep track as vacancies are filled. Please call Michelle at (913) 627-2614 or email her at if you have any questions. Thanks for your assistance.

Social Work Services

From Michelle Colvin
This year there will be some changes to counseling services and social work duties and services. The changes outlined will be in place for students in early childhood settings through middle school. The changes will not affect high school through age twenty-one.

Counseling Services will be delivered by the special education teacher except for students receiving counseling services in center-based classrooms. Center-based classrooms include lifeskills, intensive support, STEPS, and ED.

We will begin identifying students as being eligible for social work services, rather than counseling services. Some students may continue to have counseling services on their IEP, but those students??? counseling services will be provided by the special education teacher.

Social workers will be using an eligibility procedure based on multi-tiered systems of support.

Social workers will be begin consulting with special education teachers immediately to assist teachers in planning and implementing counseling services. Social workers will be in contact with special education teachers this week to set a time to discuss students with counseling services.

The attached FAQ document should help clarify the social workers??? role with counseling services and their continued role in identification.

Thank you for your support as we align the provision of social work services with evidence-based practices.

Social Work Services FAQ (Word Document)

Deadline and Guidelines for the Administrators’ Notice

From David A. Smith
Just a reminder about the deadlines and guidelines for the Administrator???s Notice.

The deadline is 4:30 p.m. each day for items that need to be published the following day. Anything submitted after 4:30 p.m. will automatically be pushed to a publication date of two days later. For example:

?? Items submitted BEFORE 4:30 p.m. on a Monday will be published in the Tuesday Administrator???s Notice.
?? Items submitted AFTER 4:30 p.m. on a Monday, will be published in the Wednesday Administrator???s Notice.

The system is set up to automatically post whatever is submitted BEFORE the deadline.

News submitted can only run for a total of five school days. However, please remember that all news published is archived and will remain on the website (and is searchable for any staff to find).

09/08/16 Thursday Counting Kids Workshop – required of ALL PRINCIPALS

From Bridgette DeSmet
This year the onsite workshop is being replaced by a webinar that will take place:
09/08/16 Thursday
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
I will share details when they are available from KSDE.

Student Counts

From Bridgette DeSmet
Student Count 2016/2017 Information

Please share this information with your staff member who will be putting together the counts for your school.

Practice Count dates:

08/23/16 Tuesday
08/30/16 Tuesday
09/06/16 Tuesday
09/09/16 Friday
09/13/16 Tuesday
09/16/16 Friday

Attached is the Student Count form to be used for your practice and official student counts.

Please note:

Numbers entered must reflect the inclusion of ALL students who attended at least 1 (one) day since the beginning of the school year. Students that have transferred, dropped or withdrawn should not be included in this count.

It is very important that we receive EVERY practice count as it will play a part in determining staffing, etc.

Blank Student Count Form (Excel)