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72-1127.Accredited schools; mandatory subjects and areas of instruction; legislative goals. (a) In addition to subjects or areas of instruction required by K.S.A. 72-1101, 72-1103, 72-1117, 72-1126 and 72-7535, and amendments thereto, every accredited school in the state of Kansas shall teach the subjects and areas of instruction adopted by the state board of education as of January 1, 2005.

(b) Every accredited high school in the state of Kansas also shall teach the subjects and areas of instruction necessary to meet the graduation requirements adopted by the state board of education as of January 1, 2005.

(c) Subjects and areas of instruction shall be designed by the state board of education to achieve the following goals established by the legislature to allow for the:

(1) Development of sufficient oral and written communication skills which enable students to function in a complex and rapidly changing society;

(2) acquisition of sufficient knowledge of economic, social and political systems which enable students to understand the issues that affect the community, state and nation;

(3) development of students' mental and physical wellness;

(4) development of knowledge of the fine arts to enable students to appreciate the cultural and historical heritage of others;

(5) training or preparation for advanced training in either academic or vocational fields so as to enable students to choose and pursue life work intelligently;

(6) development of sufficient levels of academic or vocational skills to enable students to compete favorably in academics and the job market; and

(7) needs of students requiring special education services.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the state or school districts from other duties and requirements imposed by state or federal law including, but not limited to, at-risk programs for pupils needing intervention, programs concerning special education and related services and bilingual education.

History: L. 2005, ch. 152, § 6; July 1.



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