The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student’s well-rounded education, giving every HPE teacher an opportunity to elevate their program and gain support from their school and local community. ESSA requires broad stakeholder engagement in order to implement comprehensive and effective state and school district plans. Key contacts and stakeholder groups from your state are listed below. 

Key Contacts
Kansas AHPERD - state association for HPE
Mark Thompson
, Dept of Ed HPE Specialist, 785-296-2276 
Jennifer Church, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 785-296-6801

Kansas State Department of Education
ESSA Information 
Kansas State Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
Kansas PTA
United School Administrators of Kansas
Kansas Elementary School Principals
Kansas Secondary School Principals
Kansas ASCD
Governor Sam Brownback

UPDATED 8/23/2016
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