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About Kansas

About kansas

Kansas has a Department of Education, a State Board, and a State Commissioner of Education. The State Board consists of 10 members elected to 4-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • State Board Members: 10 Members; Elected; 4-year term

  • Education Authorities: DoEd; State Board; State Commissioner of Education

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: Laura Kelly

  • State Commissioner of Education: Randy Watson

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • The Kansas State Department of Education reports there are 476,435 students enrolled in the state’s public schools. There are 1,334 public school districts and 10 charter schools (which also count as a public school option). As for other schools of choice, there are 821 private schools of various types in Kansas, with homeschooling counted as a non-accredited private school.





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