"The right help, at the right time, in the right location for students with visual impairments" Our Mission
KSSB is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas. We build local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society and lead fulfilling lives.
Individuals will be encouraged to strive for their dreams and be supported in developing a plan to reach them.
We will create an environment where every individual has the opportunity to maximize his/her potential.
Each person (staff and students) has personal gifts and strengths that should be recognized, utilized and nurtured.
We expect students and staff to be life-long, self-directed learners.
We will always work together as a team in collaboration with all stakeholders.
We will always provide learning experiences that lead to greater independence
We will always have high expectations of all individuals in their work and interactions.
We will always maximize instructional time with students.
We will always make sure the Expanded Core Curriculum (adaptation skills unique to students with visual impairments) is part of every child's program.
- We will always treat individuals with dignity and respect and will not tolerate words or actions that demean an individual.
- KSSB has some of the most talented and creative teachers to be found
anywhere. Most are licensed specialists in Blindness and Visual
Impairments and many have additional specializations such as math or
science or areas of disability (i.e., Deaf-Blind or Learning
Disabilities). All staff members function as a part of a
multidisciplinary team which guides the education of each student.
- Among these team members are Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Rehabilitation Teachers, Social
Workers, a Music Therapist, Nurses, a Dietary Specialist, Occupational
and Physical Therapists, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Low Vision
Optometrist, a Braille Transcriber, and a Speech