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    Re: Moving to Kansas with the Army!
    Mary

    Hi Kathy, I read your post and wish I could help you more,
    but I live in northeast Kansas. However, I do know the
    schools in Junction City/Ft. Riley have been experiencing
    huge growth, and SPED teachers are in high demand in Kansas.
    So, I would expect you would have little trouble getting a
    job.

    Why don't you go to the Ks State Dept of Educ website and do
    some exploring. It's www.ksde.org and it has info about
    licensures and employment, plus lots of info that might be
    useful to you.

    I'm not sure of the web addresses for Junction City schools
    or Ft. Riley schools, but sure you can google them.

    Good Luck !

    (Oh, and some winters aren't too bad in Kansas. Last winter
    had several snowy days and a little ice, but most winters are
    mild.)

    On 10/14/08, Kathy wrote:
    > I have a variety of questions and am hoping I can get
    > information. I am in my first year teaching SPED at a
    > middle school in Georgia. I have taken all the tests
    > (GACE) to make me highly qualified. My husband leaves in
    > April for 15 months for Fort Riley/Iraq. My sons and I
    > are contemplating moving to KS because it's closer to
    > family, and my husband will have to be there for school
    > once he gets back. I am struggling with all this transfer
    > and testing stuff, and am wondering--is it worth it for
    > only being there 2 years? And, is SPED in demand out
    > there? I would like to be in the same schools as my
    > kiddos (6th/8th grade), and if not, I will probably just
    > sub.
    >
    > If it is in demand, can I get in based upon what I have
    > under my belt now for a non-renewable????
    >
    > Where do you all recommend living for the best schools and
    > opportunities for me and my kids? Any and ALL information
    > would be appreciated. Looking fwd to being closer to
    > family after 7 years at Fort Benning, but NOT looking fwd
    > to the cold weather! LOL!
    > Kathy

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