New guidance on how to navigate Senate Bill 9 (2022), the Read to Succeed Act, is available to help districts craft new “Read at Home” plans.

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, if a student’s rate of progress toward proficiency in reading needs accelerated interventions as demonstrated by the results of an approved universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment, the local school district shall provide the families of such identified kindergarten through grade three students with a “Read at Home” plan (KRS 158.305).

To help districts effectively implement “Read at Home” plans in collaboration with families, the Kentucky Department of Education has partnered with the KY Collaborative for Families and Schools to develop guidance for ensuring high-impact, research-based family engagement best practices for relationship building and two-way communications. This guidance can be found in the Read At Home Plan Guidance document.

More guidance around read-at-home supports and parent resources will be published in Spring 2023.

Please email Director of Early Literacy Christie Biggerstaff with any questions.