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72-2157. Issuance, renewal, reinstatement and registration of licenses; rules and regulations; requirements. (a) The state board of education, in accordance with law, is authorized to adopt rules and regulations providing for the issuance, renewal, reinstatement and registration of licenses for teachers and other personnel in the state department of education and in schools and institutions under the general supervision of the state board of education.

(b) In addition to other requirements and subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 72-2164, and amendments thereto, the rules and regulations of the state board of education shall include after May 1, 1986, the requirement that applicants for initial issuance of licenses to teach shall take and satisfactorily pass an examination prescribed by the state board.

(c) The privilege to teach at any level or in any field or subject, if such privilege is or has been granted when a license is issued, may not be withheld during the term for which the license is issued except as provided in K.S.A. 72-2155 or 72-2216, and amendments to such sections.

History: L. 1947, ch. 362, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 317, § 4; L. 1984, ch. 264, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 238, § 1; L. 2005, ch. 69, § 6; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

72-1358, 72-1378, 72-1388.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Examinations for teachers' certifications; passing score determined by state board. 90-132.


1. Cited; rebuttable presumption of qualification represented by teaching certificate, tenured teacher's rights in reduction of force situation examined. Bauer v. U.S.D. No. 452, 244 Kan. 6, 12, 765 P.2d 1129 (1988).

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