The Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is 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 (OEA) to conduct their research within KUSD.
The petitioner should indicate in their application if the results of their research are anticipated to be published and if so, when and in what publication(s) the research is 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. They will internally staff the submitted proposal among the appropriate KUSD departments for input, as well as submit the petitioner’s reviewed proposal to the KUSD Leadership Council and Superintendent of Schools for final approval. After an assessment by the Superintendent of Schools, OEA will 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 should contact Ms. Tonya Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. OEA will provide the necessary KUSD application forms to the petitioner after initially reviewing the petitioner’s request and project scope.