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USD 232 honored through Kansans Can Star Recognition Program

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The Kansas State Board of Education and Kansas State Department of Education recognized USD 232 (De Soto) for excelling in five educational outcomes established around the vision for education in the 2023 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program.

  • High School Graduation: Gold
  • Postsecondary Success: Gold
  • Social-Emotional Growth: Silver
  • Individual Plan of Study: Silver
  • Academically Prepared for Postsecondary: Copper

The Star Recognition Program supports the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) process by providing a level of recognition that helps districts identify where they want to focus their improvement efforts. The program recognizes district success in the outcome measures, which serve as a roadmap to help Kansas reach its educational vision. Kansas currently leads the world in the educational success of each student.

Districts can receive gold, silver, bronze or copper stars in the following outcomes:

  • Social-Emotional Growth
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Individual Plan of Study
  • Civic Engagement
  • Academically Prepared for Postsecondary
  • High School Graduation
  • Postsecondary Success

For a complete list of Kansans Can Star Recognitions by school district and to learn more about the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program, visit the KSDE webpage Kansans Can Star Recognition Program 2023.