Thursday, September 23, 2021
Graphic reading: Special Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting, Aug. 12, 2021

KBE approves emergency mask regulation to mitigate COVID-19 spread in schools

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved an emergency regulation on Aug. 12 to require all individuals inside public school facilities to wear a face covering. The move came at an emergency meeting in response to the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant.
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Cody Pauley Johnson resigns from the Kentucky Board of Education

Cody Pauley Johnson of Pikeville resigned from the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) on Aug. 10. 
Graphic reading: Kentucky Board of Education, August, 5, 2021

KBE approves regulations on district staff and student attendance, non-voting member selection procedure

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved several emergency regulations during its Aug. 5 regular meeting to help districts prepare for the ongoing effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the 2021-2022 school year.
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Longtime educator Kim Hawkins receives 2021 Grissom Award from KBE

Kim Hawkins, director of preschool and special education at Allen County Schools, was presented with the 2021 Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education at the Kentucky Board of Education’s (KBE) Aug. 5 meeting.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting: June 2, 2021

KBE approves state-funded preschool per-child rates for 2021-2022

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) at its June 2 meeting heard how the preschool per-child funding rates will be impacted due to a decrease in state-funded preschool enrollment during the pandemic, as well as plans to help schools with student recruiting efforts and providing reassurance to parents about in-person services.
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Janice Harris receives first Teresa Perry Compassion Award

Janice Harris, executive administrative secretary and office manager in the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Education Technology, received the inaugural Teresa Perry Compassion Award during the Kentucky Board of Education’s (KBE) meeting June 2.
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Student Advisory Council members present equity project video to Kentucky Board of Education

Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) have teamed up with Thomas Woods-Tucker, KDE deputy commissioner and chief equity officer, to create a video to discuss what equity means to them.
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Terry Holliday named winner of 2021 Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy during...

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) named Terry Holliday as the 2021 recipient of the Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy during its regular meeting on June 2. Holliday, who served as Kentucky’s fifth commissioner of education from 2009 to 2015, is the chair of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting: May 18, 2021

Kentucky Board of Education approves Supplemental School Year requests for KSB, KSD

The Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) and the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) will have 13 students participating in the Supplemental School Year Program (SSYP) during the 2021-2022 school year. The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved the schools’ and students’ requests during a May 18 special meeting.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting: April 7, 2021

KBE hears about ESSER III funding, student’s perspective on pandemic learning

During their April 7 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) heard an update on the third round of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding, which is on its way to Kentucky school districts.