Monday, September 28, 2020
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.
Randy Poe poses for a picture with students from Erpenbeck Elementary (Boone County).

Governor appoints Randy Poe to fill empty spot on Kentucky Board of Education

Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Randy Poe to the Kentucky Board of Education on Sept. 2.
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 1, 2020

Kentucky superintendents hear Healthy at School update during webcast

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has updated its guidance to say that students, teachers and staff should wear face masks at all times in school and on buses, except when actively eating or drinking, unless the person has a medical waiver.
A group of students walk up and down a staircase at Knox County High School.

CPE study shows dual credit jumps 75%, driving student success

The number of Kentucky high school students enrolling in dual credit courses has soared more than 75% in recent years, helping to improve grades and shore up college persistence, particularly among low-income students.
Superintendents Advisory Council Virtual Meeting, August 31, 2020

DPH developing website for school districts to self-report COVID-19 cases to communities

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is developing a website that will allow Kentucky’s schools to self-report COVID-19 cases to their communities. Dr. Connie White explained how the website will work during the Kentucky Department of Education’s Superintendent Advisory Council meeting on Aug. 31.
2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Teacher Nine Semifinalists: Donnie Piercey, Samuel J. Northern, Donnie Wilkerson, Scott Wade, Christopher McCurry, Lori Knapp-Lindsay, Tia Wood, Laura Peavley, Jeannette M. Teater

Semifinalists named for 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and four high school– are semifinalists for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Sept. 1.
Kentucky Board of Education's Letter to KHSAA Board of Control, August, 31, 2020

Kentucky Board of Education sends letter to KHSAA urging consideration of expanding COVID-19 guidance

Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) Chair Lu Young sent a letter to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s (KHSAA) Board of Control Aug. 31, urging the 18-member committee to meet and consider expanding COVID-19 guidance for student athletes.
COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: English Learner Programs at Reopening

KDE releases COVID-19 reopening guidance on English learner programs

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released one new COVID-19 guidance document on Aug. 31 about English learner programs.