At its study session on Monday and regular meeting on Tuesday, the Kentucky Board of Education heard several presentations and took action on a number of items.

The board approved Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s annual evaluation, noting that his performance continues to be outstanding.

“We give you a solid ‘A’ for the progress you have made over the last year and are very pleased with your commitment to a new contract to lead educational improvement in Kentucky as its commissioner,” the board said in a letter to the commissioner.

Additionally, the commissioner’s goals for 2012-13 were approved.

The board approved the Kentucky Teaching Conditions Standards, which were developed to address recommendations of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky survey.

The board also agreed to uphold the commissioner of education’s July 2012 decision related to the Corbin Independent/Knox County non-resident student agreement.

The board approved several agenda items:

  • the Safe Schools Week Proclamation and support for the pledge against bullying campaign presented by the Kentucky Center for School Safety
  • the Statement of Consideration for state regulation 704 KAR 3:305, Minimum High School Graduation Requirements (No changes were made to the regulation.)
  • the Statement of Consideration and recommended changes due to the public hearing for state regulation 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools
  • the second reading of state regulation 704 KAR 7:151, Repeal of 704 KAR 7:150, Secondary GED Program (The Secondary GED Program would continue through the end of the 2013-14 school year when this regulation becomes effective.)
  • the second reading of state regulation 702 KAR 3:130, Internal Accounting
  • the second reading of state regulation 701 KAR 5:110, Use of Local Monies to Reduce Unmet Technology Need
  • the second reading of state regulation 704 KAR 19:002, Alternative Education Programs
  • the second reading of state regulation 701 KAR 5:140, Guidelines for Districts of Innovation
  • district facility plans for the Anderson, Boyd and Lyon County school districts and Williamstown Independent school district
  • 2012-13 local district tax rates levied

The board heard updates on a variety of items:

  • state regulation 702 KAR 4:160, Capital Construction Process
  • state regulation 704 KAR 3:090, Response to Intervention, Kindergarten through Grade 3
  • state regulation 703 KAR 5:070, Procedures for the inclusion of special populations in the state required assessment and accountability program (This regulation has been withdrawn from the legislative regulation process.)
  • the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), which is being field-tested in many Kentucky school districts this year
  • Kentucky’s new assessment system and preliminary state-level data
  • the Kentucky Department of Education’s Strategic Plan
  • the legislative agenda for the 2013 General Assembly session
  • Kentucky High School Athletics Association Requirement for Field Audits Related to Title IX
  • agency audits and expenses of the commissioner and board

For details on agenda items addressed by the board, go here. The Kentucky Board of Education’s next meeting will be held Dec. 5 in Frankfort.