Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

2020 Summer Leadership Conference

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual KSDE Summer Leadership Conference for administrators and leaders of special education, early childhood and title programs. Please view the recorded sessions and submit questions using the link provided. Download the Agenda for Live Sessions to see the schedule for when live sessions for the recordings will occur. All live sessions will use the same link provided in the agenda and on the TASN Events Details page.

Agenda for Live Sessions

Local Consolidated Programs (LCP) Application

The recordings in this section will walk you through the elements of the authenticated applications on the KSDE website that allows you to apply for each element of funding under title.

ESEA / Title Conference Overview  Recording (13:46 minutes)

Local Consolidated Plan (LCP) Annual Report

Related Title Sessions

These recordings address how to complete the non-application requirements of title programs.

Related Special Education Sessions

IDEA Legal Updates

During this session lawyers from KSDE SETS will review legal cases and due process hearings that have the largest impact on the policies, practices and procedures of local education agencies. 

IDEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE)

Data Sessions

During these sessions an explanation of each of the SPP/APR Indicators is provided along with a discussion of the data collection procedure and timelines.

Early Childhood Funding

This session is a brief overview of tools and guildance available around: Budget Calculator tool, Early Childhood Special Education Funding, and Early Childhood Funding. 

Kindergarten Readiness: Community Partnership to foster smooth Kindergarten Transition

The Head Start Early Learning and Knowledge Center is an excellent source of information on how schools and early childhood care and education providers can facilitate effective transitions to kindergarten. We encourage Summer Leadership Conference participants to browse the resources posted at https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/transitions/article/transition-kindergarten

You can review the current  KSDE Early Childhood Grants FAQs SY2020-2021 - Updated March 6 2020.pdf on the KSDE Early Childhood webpage.

Prior Written Notice

This recording is part 1 of a two part session, the second being a live interactive session during conference week. These sessions will provide a detail discussion of what each element of the document is asking for and how to fully and completely document the discussions on the form to not only be legally compliant but to provide parents the best information possible about the actions of the LEA.

Responsibilities of the LEA Representative in the IEP Process

Putting it to Paper: Supporting Data Quality through Written Procedures

Reading Accommodations: Exploring Digital Text

Child Protection Services (CPS) Mandated Reporter Training presented by Department for Children and Families