Thursday, December 3, 2020
Graphic with KDE seal reading: JCPS Audit: KDE recommends no state management, assistance

KDE commissioner won’t recommend state management, assistance in Jefferson County

A management audit team appointed by the Kentucky Department of Education initiated a management audit of Jefferson County Public Schools between September 21 and October 9. Based on the findings, Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass stated evidence collected during the audit establishes that neither state management nor state assistance is necessary to correct any inefficiencies and ineffectiveness within the district and that all requirements of the settlement agreement have been met.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting, October 7, 2020

State board of education votes to settle student funding dispute

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted a final order on Oct. 7 that settles a long-running dispute between the Pineville Independent and Bell County school districts.
Graphic showing picture of young woman, text reads: Solyana Mesfin named to the Kentucky Board of Education

Louisville junior selected as first student member on Kentucky Board of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education announced Oct. 2 that Solyana Mesfin of Louisville was selected as the first active public school student in the Commonwealth to hold a seat on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).
Randy Poe poses for a picture with students from Erpenbeck Elementary (Boone County).

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Randy Poe continuing his education journey with the KBE

Randy Poe’s journey with Boone County schools began as a bus driver for the district. Now, after serving the northern Kentucky community for nearly 40 years, Poe’s journey continues with the Kentucky Board of Education.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting, August 6, 2020

Kentucky Board of Education grants additional COVID-19 flexibility to the Commonwealth’s school districts

At its Aug. 6 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved two emergency regulations that will provide districts with additional flexibility as they head into the 2020-2021 school year.
2020 Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership, Nomination Deadline July 15, 2020

KBE accepting nominations for 2020 Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership.
Announcements

Nominations sought for KDE commissioner of education

The Kentucky Board of Education – with the assistance of Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. – is searching for nominations for the next commissioner of education.
Kentucky Board of Education Chairman David Karem talks with Bloom Elementary School students about their technology projects during a February 2020 visit to the school.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | David Karem has deep roots in Kentucky public education

Kentucky Board of Education Chairman David Karem has deep roots in Kentucky’s public education. From his work while serving in the Kentucky General Assembly to saving Bloom Elementary Jefferson County), Karem has dedicated his career to the children of the Commonwealth.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, center, meets with social studies teacher Mary Shouse of the Stewart Home and School and members of the school's student council to discuss civic engagement and community service.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Time and situation right for Coleman to champion public education

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, has made Kentucky’s public education system a top priority since being elected and named secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Aaron Thompson, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education and an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, knows the value of a good education.

KBE SPOTLIGHT: Aaron Thompson believes every child should have the chance to learn

Aaron Thompson knows the power of a good education. His life is a testament to education’s value and he’s lived in service of it most of his adult life.