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House Bill 520 (2017) cleared the way for the first charter schools in the state and during its regular meeting Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education approved four regulations governing the establishment and operation of public charter schools.
According to Kentucky Department of Education staff, additional money will be needed to implement Senate Bill 1 (2017).
The Kentucky Board of Education agreed to return to Frankfort later this month to vote on the regulation that will govern Kentucky’s new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
At a special meeting July 25, the Kentucky Board of Education approved Education Professional Standards Board Administrative Regulation 16 KAR 1:105, Teacher Leader Standards.
Kentucky schools would be rated from one to five stars under a proposed accountability system discussed at the June 7 meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education in Frankfort.
In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve students with a variety of learning needs, the Kentucky Department of Education has named 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction.
Gov. Matt Bevin designated four nonvoting, nonmember advisers to the Kentucky Board of Education per his executive order signed June 2.
At its regularly scheduled April meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education received an update on new education laws passed by the 2017 General Assembly. House Bill 520 allows non-religious public charter schools for the first time in Kentucky. Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt said work has already started at the Kentucky Department of Education to prepare for the establishment of charters.