KBE discusses AdavanceKentucky expansion, legislation

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At its meeting on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education heard updates and made decisions on a variety of items.

The board heard a report on expansion of the number of schools participating in the AdvanceKentucky Advanced Placement Teacher Training and Incentive Program (APTIP). Sixteen new high schools joined AdvanceKentucky, bringing the total number to 80.

The board approved state regulation 704 KAR 3:345, Evaluation Guidelines for Other Certified Staff. The board also agreed to refile two regulations: 703 KAR 5:070 (Procedures for Inclusion of Special Populations in State-Required Assessment and Accountability) and 703 KAR 5:225 (formerly 5:222; School and District Accountability Recognition, Support and Consequences).

The board approved a request from the Jefferson County Board of Education for a waiver of requirements relative to the district leadership assessment outlined in 703 KAR 5:180. This waiver will allow the use of findings of a recent Phi Delta Kappa curriculum audit to generate a leadership assessment report.

The board approved district facility plans for the Boone, Leslie and Warren County school districts and Eminence and Erlanger-Elsmere Independent school districts. The board also approved 2011-12 local district tax rates levied. 

The board also recognized outgoing board member Dorie Combs, who is leaving the board to focus on other professional activities.

The board heard updates on several items:

  • use of TELL Kentucky Survey data
  • establishing a Kentucky Foundation for Innovation
  • data Quality and the Kentucky P-20 Data System
  • status of the 2012 Regular Session of the General Assembly
  • state regulation 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools
  • audit update and review of the board’s and commissioner’s expenses

 The Kentucky Board of Education’s next meeting will be June 6 in Frankfort.

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