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Kansans Can School Redesign



In support of Kansas’ vision for education, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. All four elementary schools in USD 402 Augusta (Robinson, Garfield, Lincoln, & Ewalt) have volunteered to take part in a school redesign effort led by the Kansas Department of Education.

USD 402's Mission Statement is, "Student Success is #1." With that in mind, the Redesign process is a teacher-led process in which our teachers look for innovative ways to improve the education process & outcomes of the students of Augusta.


Kansas Vision for Education

Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality. Together, Kansans Can.


Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.

Outcomes to be measured

  • Social-emotional growth measured locally
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Individual Plan of Study based on career interest
  • High school graduation
  • Postsecondary success

Defining Success

A successful Kansas high school graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.