About Needs Assessment
As part of the 2022 Kansas legislative session, Kansas public districts are required to complete individual school building needs assessments to assist in the development of the annual budget. The Maize USD 266 Board of Education must complete a needs assessment of each school attendance center within the district.
According to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), a tracking document should be used and should include important questions to monitor the data and progress of the school building, evaluate curriculum, staffing, and facility needs; and detail other important items to consider for the continued growth of each respective school. Per K.S.A. 72-1163, the needs assessment should also track the progress of the school attendance center to meet the goal(s) set forth in K.S.A. 72-3218(c) (State Board of Education’s Outcomes and Educational Capacities). The needs assessment for each school must be used by the Maize USD 266 Board of Education when approving the annual budget; must be available at the Maize USD 266 administrative office; and must be posted to the Maize USD 266 website. The minutes of the meeting at which the school board approves the annual budget should include that each building’s needs assessments were provided to and evaluated by the Maize USD 266 Board of Education and how the Maize USD 266 Board of Education used the needs assessment in the approval of the Maize USD 266 budget.