The Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools (KAIRS) is the state’s largest organization of non-public schools. Now in its 49th year, KAIRS is committed to excellence in education and to maintaining unity within its membership and productive relationships with public school leadership.

As it represents more than 35,000 Kansas school children, almost 2,400 teachers and more than 22,000 families, KAIRS strives to ensure that children attending religious and independent schools are treated equitably in educational law, policy and programs.

For the past several years, KAIRS also provides outstanding professional development programs for non-public school administrators and Pre-K - 12 teachers.


KAIRS President Dr. Nick Compagnone Asked to Serve On Governor’s Education Council

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an Executive Order on March 7, 2018, creating the Governor’s Education Council with the purpose of improving outcomes for Kansas students. His office explained that the Council will provide a platform for connecting educators from Pre-K through higher education with leaders in the business community and state policymakers. Its mission will be to promote policies and strategies to effectively prepare students to successfully enter and thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century workforce.

KAIRS (Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools) was one of 16 Kansas education organizations/agencies from which the Governor will appoint a representative for the Council.   KAIRS President Nick Compagnone, PhD, was asked to serve as the KAIRS representative.

Read the full announcement on the News page.

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