Kansas offers families few school choice options. The state does not have private school choice.
Public School Choice:
Kansas offers limited choice within the public school system, including voluntary inter-district open enrollment transfers between districts.
Private School Choice:
Kansas does not offer private school choice.
The Center for Education Reform reports that Kansas has a very weak charter school law, with charter schools operating more like alternative districts. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reports that in 2013, over 3,000 children are enrolled in the state’s 15 charter schools.
Kansas does not offer a state-led program, but does have several full-time virtual schools and district-run programs, according to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report. Altogether, 47 online programs supported nearly 5,000 FTEs in 2010-2011, an increase of 22 percent over the previous year.
<a href="http://www.schooldatadirect.org/app/location/q/stid=17/llid=111/stllid=146/locid=17/stype=/catid=-1/secid=-1/compid=-1/site=pes">Click here for detailed information</a> on Kansas' public school system and see below for school choice contacts and a history of school choice legislation in Kansas.