Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Public comment sought on waiver for Kentucky’s 21st CCLC Programs

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting public comments on a proposed waiver to offer flexibility to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant programs. 
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 22, 2020

Kentucky superintendents get KDE budget news, update on COVID-19 reporting

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has submitted a draft proposal to the state outlining what services would be impacted and what challenges would result from a possible 8% budget cut.
Virtual Forum: New Public Health COVID-19 Reporting Requirements, Thursday, September 17

KDE virtual forum provides additional information on DPH metric, emergency regulation

Nearly 100 people tuned in to the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) virtual forum on Sept. 17 to learn more about the Department for Public Health’s new four-color decision-making metric for school officials.
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 15, 2020

New DPH metric designed to help Kentucky school districts decide on virtual or in-person...

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has created a four-color metric to guide school officials in deciding whether to offer in person, virtual or hybrid instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discuss issues during their Sept. 15 virtual meeting. Dr. Jason E. Glass, lower left corner, attended his first council meeting as Kentucky's new commissioner of education.

Kentucky’s new education commissioner joins Student Advisory Council for roundtable on mental health, educational...

Members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council were joined by the Commonwealth’s new Commissioner of Education Jason Glass and Lt. Gov. and Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Jacqueline Coleman during their Sept. 15 virtual meeting.
Commissioner's Parents Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: September 9, 2020

Kentucky parent council provides feedback on KDE guidance, hears Healthy at Sports overview

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Parents Advisory Council held a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 to offer feedback on student participation during non-traditional instruction and the department’s reopening guidance on truancy.
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 8, 2020

Kentucky superintendents hear about new, updated COVID-19 guidance documents

Superintendents across the state heard about updated guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) that allows for slightly larger groups in school buildings and clarifies transportation for extracurricular activities, along with new guidance on building ventilation and student truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: School Ventilation and COVID-19; Truancy and Compulsory Education, Pupil Transportation Updated

KDE issues COVID-19 guidance on school ventilation and truancy, pupil transportation revised

As Kentucky schools reopen, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing new guidance on ventilation and truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously released guidance on Pupil Transportation also has been updated.
Local School Board Members Advisory Council Virtual Meeting, September 3, 2020

Kentucky local school board council discusses new COVID-19 guidance

Members of the Local School Board Members Advisory Council discussed revisions to the flagship Healthy at School guidance document during its Sept. 3 virtual meeting.
Education Professional Standards Board Virtual Meeting: September, 2, 2020

EPSB votes to provide COVID-19 flexibility for Kentucky schools

At its Sept. 2 virtual meeting, the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) voted to provide additional flexibility to Kentucky’s schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.