The Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is generally supportive of academic research projects which seek to improve the knowledge base in the field of education. In order for an individual or institution to conduct a research project in KUSD they must first receive written approval from the Office of Educational Accountability to conduct their research within KUSD.
All requests for approval to conduct research will require the completion within KUSD if the researcher is seeking to conduct the research for the purposes of financial gain. Petitioning parties should therefore clearly indicate in their application if the project being proposed by them is related to the issue of financial gain. Additionally, the petitioner should also indicate in their application if the results of their research are anticipated to be published and if so when and in what publication(s) is the research to be published for public review. The impact of consuming instructional time at the classroom level is a key consideration that will be evaluated by KUSD with respect to approving any submitted research proposal.
OEA will be the KUSD “point of contact” for all research proposals. OEA will also internally staff the submitted proposal among the appropriate KUSD departments for input as well as submitting the petitioner’s reviewed proposal to the KUSD Leadership Council and the Superintendent of Schools for final approval. OEA will after an assessment by the Superintendent of Schools advise the petitioner as to the status of their research proposal. This notification will normally be in written form (either letter or email).
If a petitioner has any questions during the process, they can feel free to contact Ms. Tonya Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org as the need arises. OEA will provide the necessary KUSD application forms to the petitioner after initially reviewing the petitioner’s request and project scope.