Lump Sum for Classified – for All Administrators
Technology Purchases for the Classroom – for All Principals and Directors
Teaching Opportunity through Kansas State University – for All Staff
Most Likely to Succeed Screening – for All Administrators
Performance Evaluation Due Date Reminders – for All Administrators
Teacher Transfer – for All Administrators
HR Related Board Items (Corrected) – for All Administrators
Lump Sum for Classified
From Lisa Wilson
In an effort to support staff, the district is opening the option for lump sum payment to all staff except for:
261 day employees
NEATCH (already allowed, deadline remains of April 1st)
Public Library employees
Staff electing a Lump Sum payout and who are not part of the groups listed above need to complete the attached forms.
Election Form ??? needs to be completed to request a Lump Sum Payroll. This form must be returned to Lisa Wilson, HR no later than 4/29/16.
Withholding Form ??? needs to be completed and returned to Lisa Wilson, HR no later than 5/16/16.
Principal Secretaries have been asked to print out forms and distribute to employees within your buildings. Additionally, please note, the lump sum deadline for teachers remains at April 1, 2016!
Technology Purchases for the Classroom
From Dr. Kelli Mather
The District has purchased technology listed below for the classroom. It is our goal to distribute the technology before the end of the school year. Please note that these items cannot leave the classroom. They do not go home with the students.
1 iPad per every 2 students (1:2)
1 Chromebook per student (1:1)
Teaching Opportunity through Kansas State University
From Shelly Beech
The Kansas City Kansas School District has been selected to participate in a grant called Kansas Transition to Teaching. This grant is in partnership with Kansas State University and focuses on potential elementary classroom teachers. This is a great opportunity for an individual who may have a bachelor degree outside of education but has always wanted to teach. The K-State Program allows the potential teacher to ???fast track??? and earn a Master???s degree in teaching in one year. Upon successful completion of the program, the individual would be licensed through the State of Kansas with a teaching license. The KCK district is selected as one of six districts and will have the opportunity to hire these individuals once certified.
Please share this information with any individual who may be interested in this program. The details are listed below.
Have a bachelor???s degree? Want to be an elementary school teacher?
Kansas State University’s College of Education is now offering an online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program that delivers affordable, high-quality teacher preparation in just 12 months.
MAT combines online coursework with field experiences arranged in elementary schools convenient to you. Upon completion, you???ll be eligible to apply for K-6 teacher certification.
Interested students in Great Bend, Kansas City (Kansas) Topeka, Dodge City, Garden City and Liberal are eligible to apply for the Kansas Transitions to Teaching (KTTT) project. The KTTT provides $6,000 fellowships and additional funding to purchase necessary technology for 30 students. KTTT fellows must complete the program, obtain the necessary licensure, and engage in full-time teaching.
Other scholarships are available through KSU???s Global Campus http://global.k-state.edu/students/services/scholarships/.
Cohort 1 begins May 2016.
Interested students should visit KSU???s Global Campus http://global.k-state.edu/education/mateaching/ or call Rosemary Boggs (785) 532-5724 for more information about the MAT and/or the KTTT.
Most Likely to Succeed Screening
From Jan Thomas
Clarification. Teachers, support staff, administrators, parents, students, and community members are all cordially invited to join KCKPS and a host of Kansas City area professionals on Wednesday, April 27, at the Schlagle High School Auditorium, for a special screening of the new education documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, based on the book by the same title. Doors open at 5:00pm, hors d???oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. The screening will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Please plan to stick around after the screening for a short panel discussion.
Sal Khan from Khan Academy said, ???the 21st century is going to be all about building, creating, and innovating. This remarkable film shows a path of how we can empower all of our children to do that.??? For more information on the movie, please visit http://mltsfilm.org/
Admission to the screening is free, but space is limited. Please Register by April 14 using the following link:
We hope you are able to join us to preview one of the ???best edu-documentaries ever produced??? (Education Week).
Dr. Cynthia Lane
Performance Evaluation Due Date Reminders
From Gail Taylor
Certified Staff: 1st and 2nd year teacher evaluations must be completed by April 7, 2016.
Classified Staff: Evaluations are due May 1, (will accept on May 2nd since May 1st is a Sunday for 2016)
From Lisa Wilson
The window for certified voluntary transfer requests will be open from March 1, 2016 through April 15, 2016.
To access the request form teachers can log in to the employee portal and see the link on the left.
The window to request a transfer closes on April 15, 2016 and requests submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Teachers who wish to be considered for a transfer, even if a vacancy does not currently exist, must submit a request to be considered.
All voluntary transfers will be completed by the last working day for elementary principals. If you do not receive notice of a transfer you will remain at your same site unless notified otherwise by Human Resources.
From Lisa Wilson
Correction ??? All Human Resource related board agenda items must be turned in to Lisa Wilson the Tuesday before the board for the regular agenda and the Thursday before the Board for the addendum. In the case of an emergency add, please let Lisa Wilson or Dr. Kelli Mather know, but understand these will be exceptions.