In 1992, the Kansas legislature enacted K.S.A. 72-6439, a state statute that instituted the Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) system. This legislation required all schools to establish site councils, composed of the principal, teachers and other school personnel, parents, business representatives, and other representative community groups. Specifically, the site councils were charged with the following responsibilities:
- Providing advice and counsel in evaluating state, school district, and school site performance goals and objectives, and
- Determining the methods that should be employed at the school site to meet these goals and objectives.