Pursuant to KRS 158.186, before Sept. 15 of each year the commissioner of education must distribute copies of KRS 158.183, which details the “rights of students,” and KRS 158.195, which requires each public elementary and secondary school to “display the national motto” of the United States.

The relevant statutes are linked above. Please share this information with your local school board members, principals, school-based decision making councils and other certified employees in your district. If you have any questions regarding the content of the laws, contact the Kentucky Department of Education at (502) 564-4474.